Monday, December 31, 2012

One57

This photo was taken about a week before Hurricane Sandy hit on Oct 29. One57, the building under construction, achieved notoriety when the crane at the top of the building snapped during the storm and was left hanging to the side. Surrounding streets and buildings were evacuated until the crane could be secured a week later. Taken from nearby Central Park, Manhattan.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Union Square East at Night

The last couple of times I photographed the "Zeckendorf Towers" apartment buildings one or more of the lighted pyramids at the top were dark. This time they were all lit although the 4th tower is hidden from this angle. The condo was renamed One Union Square East and the address was changed to One Irving Place but I still call it Zeckendorf Towers. The building that's partially visible at the left with the blue lighting at the top is Two Irving Place and is the home of NYC's power company, Consolidated Edison (Con Ed).

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MetLife Clock Tower - Night

The clock tower at the Metropolitan Life Insurance building near Madison Square Park. It's one of my favorite buildings to look at and even more more so at night.

Monday, December 17, 2012

'Tis the Season

Holiday street scene on Broadway near Union Square

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building lit in red, white and green last night for the Robin Hood Foundation 12/12/12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief

The ESB recently installed a sweet new LED light system that can display over 16 million combinations of colors and effects instead of the 20 or so colors that it was able to display in the past. For sure the new lighting seems to be much brighter. Just prior to snapping this photo the red and white lights at the top were "spinning" around the spire.

Friday, December 7, 2012

FiDi Skyline

The Downtown Manhattan / Financial District skyline seen from the Lower East Side.Some buildings of note... left to right in the background: The green-topped building is (I'm almost sure) 40 Wall Street, AKA The Trump Building. The rectangular slab building to its right is One Chase Manhattan Plaza followed by the Verizon building (large whie building), New York by Gehry (aka 8 Spruce Street) with Four World Trade Center right behind it, still under construction. The building towards the right with the green roof is the Woolworth Building and, of course, the tallest building is One World Trade Center, still awaiting the arrival/installation of it's spire to top it off.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hand Chair

Saw this outside a store in the Flatiron/Gramercy area. I'm not sure what it is but it looks like a chair and I like it!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Williamsburg Bridge / Williamsburg Brooklyn

The Williamsburg Bridge, looking towards Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The bridge is one of my favorite subjects although not my favorite bridge. It's just down the block from here so it's a convenient subject and it's always there when I can't find anything else to take pics of