Monday, July 5, 2010

NYC: In Pictures

walking across the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

sun setting across Manhattan - from Brooklyn

This was as close as we got to Lady Liberty

Carrie and James' awesome Brooklyn apt

site model of the 9/11 World Trade Center memorial.  The two squares will be massive water features in the footprints of the two towers

9/11 memorabilia

We just happened to stumble across the building where the American Institute of Architects was founded!  On my birthday!  An omen?

AIA founded here

Wall Street - nothing really to see

in Madison Square there were figures perched on most of the building tops

the Flatiron Building, considered to be one of the first skyscrapers ever built

another figure

the IAC building by Frank Gehry, as seen from the High Line

Shigeru Ban's Metal Shutter House + Gehry's IAC Building

Jean Nouvel

model of Metal Shutter House - front

model of Metal Shutter Houses - back

Shigeru Ban's Metal Shutter House

so this is why all of those ominous figures on the roof tops

glass stairs, Apple Stores

renovation to existing hotel, Handel Architects

The Cooper Union school

since the Cooper Union front desk security dude would not let us inside, we are exposing this lawsuit waiting to happen - peeling metal trim

peeling trim can be seen here - for shame!

The Cooper Union

40 Bond luxury residences, by Herzog & de Meuron

40 Bond

our future home, Park Avenue

The Guggenheim peeking out from behind the row houses

The Gugg

interior of the Gugg

kids in the Gugg

our other future home overlooking Central Park

Turtle Pond, Central Park

Central Park

checking out the Juilliard School

grass roof at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center

a local architect - making Lincoln Center look good

The Frying Pan


"When there's something strange in your neighborhood...who you gonna call?"


Manhattan looking South from the top of Rockefeller Center
Manhattan look North from the top of the Rock

a couple tying the knot on top of the Rock

American Folk Art Museum
the Apple Cube


  1. Shane Kennedy (Challenge Class behind yours) goes to Cooper Union. He did other things before this (school, work, travel) and has been there a couple of year - Class of '12. He's on FB, too.

  2. Thanks, Joy! I remember him. time I will look him up for a tour of CU! They wouldn't let us past the lobby. :)