Saturday, September 30, 2006

random shots south of 23rd street

Monday, September 18, 2006

on the 7 (LIC to jackson heights)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

world financial center - battery park city

i feel like the entire design aesthetic of the world financial center and battery park city as a whole was to "humanize" the 60s-70s era superscapers of lower manhattan (wtc, 1 liberty, chase manhattan, etc) - relating them more to the street and spired towers of the past. without the contrast of the mighty twins, they have taken on a whole new persona. how will they relate to the liebskind-silverstein-childs version of lower manhattan soon to come?

Friday, September 08, 2006

the united nations

the incredible shapes that made themselves apparent during a tour i took of the UN this summer (first time for me since '83) left me breathless. high modernism definitely. you can almost feel the sense of possibility felt by the politicians and architects of the time. architecture - e.g. modernism as a unifying democratic force.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

waterfront brooklyn is GENTRIFIC!!!

okay okay - enough with other cities. back to chronicling the best city in the world!!!

here are a few of my 'artier' (sp?) pics from the hood....bklyn heights and the freakishily gentrifying dumbo. trying like hell to get a bit less literal in my phtography. lets see what promises :)