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9/11 Memorial Visit: The Crap Space Angle

Paleo Retiree writes: Blowhard, Esq. and I recently spent a few sunny hours exploring the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. We weren’t interested in touring the museum, so (aside from rolling our eyes at its fashionably toppled-over exterior form) we skipped it. What we intended to … Continue reading

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Architecture and Color, Once Again

Paleo Retiree writes: Blowhard, Esq.’s recent posting about architecture and color prompted me to pull out the iPhone a lot during my daily walks around downtown NYC. For the sake of this posting, please ignore the dramatic differences in shapes, designs, … Continue reading

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Crap Space

Paleo Retiree writes: For no doubt perverse and disgraceful reasons I enjoy snapping photos of architectural goofs. One of the mistakes I’m most drawn to noticing and documenting is what I think of as “crap space” — pockets of in-betweenness (or out-in-frontness, … 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

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

Paleo Retiree writes: Here’s a selection of snaps that I took during a recent visit to Phoenix’s wonderfully eccentric, handmade and wayward 18-room, three-level Mystery Castle. It seems like part hippie project, part Italian or Spanish hilltown house, part Southwest Indian … Continue reading

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