Living in downtown NYC, and Long Island NYS

Sunday, September 27, 2009


One wonders what it is like to be inside looking out - this building dominates Cooper Square, reflecting its neighbors sometimes partially, sometimes totally, as seen below. It depends on how one approaches it. Cooper Square intersects with 7th Ave, 4th Ave and Astor Place in New York.

The neighborhood seems destined to attract modernist architectural design disasters, including Cooper Union's own new building behind this one. (Cooper Union is one of the nation's oldest institutions, dedicated to preparing students for the professions of the arts and architecture).

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  1. Photo 3 definitely has a mystical quality about it.
    I think someone should write 'The Lord of the Shaky Castle'.

  2. Very interesting. Liked much the second (on the right side) photo.

  3. Narcisitic bunch, aren't they - all looking in each others' mirrors.

  4. I like the third. For me, I would crank up the contrast a couple of clicks to make it a little more dramatic. That's just me.

  5. The building itself is interesting and the reflections are intriguing.

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  6. Liked much the second (on the right side) photo.

    Work from home India



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