Category Archives: Architecture

Architecture Du Jour: The Morgan Library & Museum

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This past weekend I made it over to the Morgan Library & Museum to check out complex and a few of the current exhibitions. When I turned off 37th onto Madison Avenue, I was struck by one of … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: A spectacularly cushiony and lacy column capital from the 1899 Bayard-Condict Building, the only project that the legendary Chicago School architect Louis Sullivan ever built in New York City: Could that mofo draw or what? Intense training in drawing used … Continue reading

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Trendy Slang Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Spotted recently at a NYC construction site: I’m surprised they weren’t able to find room for “artisanal” and “bespoke.”

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A collection of buildings along Lafayette Street in Astor Place, New York City, that I took while on a walking tour. A lot to love about these buildings, but I particularly like their use of color. Why do … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: New York City’s very grand 240 Centre Street. Finished in 1909, it was originally the headquarters of the New York City Police Department. It was converted to luxury condos in 1988, and is now commonly known as … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The elevator and mailbox in the lobby of the famous Brill Building. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Hiking High Tor

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I usually take a couple of weeks off from work during the summer. One of the things I like to do during those too-brief respites is hike. I don’t know why I like it. Probably because … Continue reading

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