Tag Archives: Manhattan

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: The midsection of the General Electric Building, a 50-story Deco/Gothic skyscraper built in 1931 and designed by the Beaux Arts-educated John W. Cross. It’s in Manhattan, at Lexington Ave. and 51st St. Related Read some more about … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The old Penn Station, NYC, c. 1911. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge. Manhattan in the ’40s.

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More Black Buildings

Paleo Retiree writes: Back here I pointed out how colorless most trendy contemporary buildings are. The percentage of chic buildings that are white, gray or black is amazingly huge once you 1) start noticing it and 2) start noticing how … Continue reading

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What To Make of All the Colorful Pants?

Paleo Retiree writes: Out in huge numbers in NYC this spring/summer: women wearing bright, colorful pants. Not all of these pants are variations on red-orange, but I guesstimate that 80% or more of them are. Here are a few shots … Continue reading

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