Archive for the ‘New York’ Tag

Studying Hard   2 comments

Caught at the New York Public Library. ‘Nuff said.

NYPL Reading Room

Zeppelin Mooring   Leave a comment

Who knew that the top of the Empire State Building was designed to be an anchor for giant blimps, or dirigibles?

Empire State Top

However, it was tried only a few times, and when the Hindenburg burst into flames six years after the construction of the Empire State Building, dirigible traffic dwindled and the true purpose of the docking mast became obvious – it made the building the tallest building in the world at the time, beating the Chrysler Building. (Claiming that title was considered poor form – how refreshing, considering the incessant striving for superlatives these days!).

 

Old and New in New York   2 comments

I like the juxtaposition of old and new in New York. Here is the beaux-art facade of Grand Central Terminal from 1913 in front of the MetLife Building, built 50 years later in the International Style.

GCT Sculpture

By the way, the statue is called ‘Transportation’, weighs 1500 tons, is 48 feet (16m) high, took 7 years to build, and the Tiffany clock has a diameter of 13 feet (4m)!

Water for Gotham City   6 comments

Found this water tower on a building in midtown New York. I like how this antiquated structure was framed by the modern building behind it.

NY Watertower

Posted January 9, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, New York

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Double Takes of Manhattan   3 comments

Played around with double exposures during a recent trip to New York (click on any picture to see them in slideshow mode):

iphone, Hipstamatic

It’s been a long day   1 comment

Captured on NY subway.

IMG_2236

 

iphone, Hipstamatic

Flatiron with Daffodil   Leave a comment

Spring has arrived in New York:

Flatiron Daffodil

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 1600
f/3.2
1/8 sec

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