Monday, September 22, 2008

5 Pennsylvania Plaza (Aka 461 8th Avenue), 24th Floor

Above: Madison Square Garden (partially)
Below: 34th Street
Below: Towards the LES.

Below: towards the harbor.

Monday, August 18, 2008

65 East 55th, Roof

First things first: this is David Copperfield's triplex penthouse, allegedly. I went ahead and tried to indicate the extent of it with that faint orange bracket on the left (go ahead, click on it). Take a look at those 25' columns. Odd detail, no? It looks alien. It looks as if it's descended from space and attached itself to a normal apartment house.
I'm going to start a series on this blog called "Show Me Your Window Washing Rig." This is the first installment. All buildings of this size have them, though you don't see them much and we never talk about them, do we? I find them rather beautiful.

The railing you see there is the track that the window washing rig rides on. The rig itself is stored in a glass and steel pyramid on this level. There's a giant garage door that opens and the rig rides around the perimeter, then back into the garage/pyramid.

Below: if you'll direct your attention to the upper left, those are the reflecting pools of the Segram's Building.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

233 Schermerhorn Street, 11th Floor (Brooklyn)

If you squint, you can see Staten Island.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

160 Central Park South (aka Essex House)

I apologize. The windows were very dirty as it's a construction field office.

Central Park, of course.

That tower on the right is a part of Carnegie Hall--sort of; I believe it's an office tower they developed with air rights transferred from a parking garage they also owne(d). Little white building next to Carnegie Hall, below, is the Russian Tea Room.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

1633 Broadway, 33rd Floor

Times Square, of course.

We've got pictures of that sliver tower from the other side here.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

1350 6th Avenue, 35th Floor (a couple from the 25th)

I really like the Moma sculpture garden (top right of the frame) from this angle. It really looks as if it were carved out of the city grid.

I appreciate the patterns on the Moma's roof also. That's literally above and beyond.