G__S practices her lens flare:
Central Park, Belvedere Castle, via G__S.
G__S’s apocalypse picture:
Lower Broadway with Zuccotti Park on the right, 1 Wall towering above it all.
Our office admin, henceforth and always to be known as “G__S”, sent this one around today…with a teensy-weensy Brooklyn Bridge in the center. More pix from her to come, I suspect.
St. Nicholas was a tenement converted in the early 1900s to a church. It was, like all NY tenements, a structurally simple building of wood joists and unreinforced brick bearing walls. As it was one of the historic buildings adjacent to the WTC site, it was on my list to review on 9/13/01. I literally couldn’t find it. The south tower wiped it off the map more thoroughly than any demolition team would have.
Also, FWIW, St. Nick is New York’s patron saint.
The Willard Straight house on Fifth Avenue, a project from 2000-2001, at the Botanical Garden.
The holiday exhibit at the Botanic Garden consists of models of NYC buildings made largely from plant matter standing idly by as model trains rush past. As we wandered around last weekend, I started noticing how many of the buildings were past projects.
An example, the Seventh Regiment Armory* (AKA the Park Avenue Armory). Can you tell the Botanic version from reality? I thought not…
*Amusing trivia: the Commodore’s bedroom and living room on Boardwalk Empire are both company rooms at the Seventh.