Posts tagged nyc
Posts tagged nyc
International Gem Tower in front of ESB, from #30Rock.
Long live summer. Long live #ConeyIsland. Long live the brooklyncyclones. #nyc
Rainy night in Lincoln Center
Tudor Cottage in Tompkinsville (by thelexiphane)
This interesting Tudor-style cottage sits between St. Paul’s Avenue and Victory Blvd on Staten Island. This would be a straight half-timbered Tudor revival-style, if not for the curvilinear gables with rounded overhanging eaves, which are a modern adaptation of a thatched roof in an old English cottage. The irregular blocking around the main doorway also adds to the rustic ambiance. Note that the builder did not skimp when matching the design to the freestanding garage at the rear of the house, although the garage door looks out of sync. There are other period-style homes along this stretch where this house sits, although the styles seem to lean more Scandinavian than anything else.
Piano Sand Bar (by thelexiphane)
James Sanders is one of my favorite historians of NYC architecture. And Kathryn E. Holliday literally wrote the book on Ralph Walker: Architect of The Century.
Flattened on the crosswalk. (East 61st)
GlaMermaid (by thelexiphane)
A fitted dress that flares at or below the knees (as this one does w/ crinoline) is appropriately known as a Mermaid style. This mermaid told me that the real work behind her outfit involved sewing the few dozen tiny fish onto one half of her top.
Modern Architecture in Historic Spaces
Architectural historian Gail Cornell gave an entertaining lecture last night about the the ten hottest modern architecture projects of 2013-2014. Modern architecture was an interesting subject to discuss inside the beautifully renovated Eldridge Street Synagogue in Chinatown, where people have worshiped for almost 150 years.
I won’t steal Cornell’s lecture-thunder by listing the ten projects she ranked as the currently most buzzworthy in NYC, but some examples are The Mercedes House on W53rd (Enrique Norton & TEN Arquitectos), The LeFrak Lakeside Center at Prospect Park (Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects), and The New School University Center at 14th St. and Fifth Ave. (SOM).
Good times. Thanks to OHNY for sponsoring the lecture.
Hudson Sunset (by thelexiphane)
The view of the Hudson River and Palisades (NJ) at sunset from Fort Tryon Park. Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters Museum in northern Manhattan are no doubt lovely at any hour. But I highly recommend visiting later in the day, as the sun sinks below the Palisades and the western horizon.