Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
The giant red sculpture of the digit 9 is a prominent Manhattan landmark in front of the office tower located at 9 West 57th Street in midtown Manhattan. This famous New York sculpture was designed by graphic artist Ivan Chermayeff. The sculpture sits on the sidewalk on city property and marks the building's main entrance. The sculpture is fabricated out of half-inch steel plate weighing three tons. During the holiday season, the sidewalk where 9 sits becomes more festive because of all the lights and giant candy cane decorations on the office tower.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The wash of bright colors along the Helmsley Building facade creates a festive profile for the building at night on Park Avenue. Built in 1929, the tower stands guard over the avenue. Last year, a new lighting scheme, designed by Al Borden of Philadelphia-based The Lighting Practice with LED lights was installed. Overall, more than 700 color-changing LED lights have been installed on the building, programmed into a computer than can coordinate a fanciful light show.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
The big balloons soared between Manhattan skyscrapers this morning for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. There had been some concerns about whether the wind could keep the giant balloons grounded, but the cherished tradition prevailed, although the balloons were flown lower. These images were made at the winter village of Bryant Park with the skating rink in the foreground. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This is the view of Lower Manhattan from the 40th floor of 7 World Trade Center, which is located at 250 Greenwich Street. The most prominent building in this view is the Woolworth Building, the neo-Gothic structure designed by architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1913. It is one of the oldest skyscrapers in the United States.