Monday, October 11, 2021

One more in the occasional series: Cool New York Buildings

A lot of times when walking around New York, you don't notice the buildings. Maybe it's because new buildings don't cry out to be noticed the same way. Or maybe it's because we are too busy walking, talking or complaining to bother looking up. One of Lynn's co-works was told never to look up in New York City for fear of purse snatchers.

Whatever the reason, we often miss the beauty of old architecture. The architecture where the ornamentation, particularly on top, was common. Don't get me wrong, I do love a low slung modern house and a deco building. But there is something uniquely lovely about the old "igh-rises" of New York.

From the street

Details above the top floor. carved looking concrete arches and terracotta head tiles.

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