NYC: Elements

A few interesting scenes from around the city.

Central Park with orchid sculpture in the distance.

Central Park with orchid sculpture in the distance.

Although the bas relief motifs seem like they should be on Communist Party headquarters, this Art Deco loft building was built in 1925. Located in SoHo, the building now houses a variety of companies, including the agency my daughter works for. The images are an interesting collection: weighing metal? fabricating? shaving wood or metal? mixing chemicals? Originally known as the Green Building, I'm still searching for answers about its early use.

Although the bas-relief motifs seem like they should be on Communist Party headquarters, this Art Deco loft building was built in 1925. Located in SoHo, the building now houses a variety of companies, including the agency my daughter works for. The images are an interesting collection: weighing metal? fabricating? shaving wood or metal? mixing chemicals? Originally known as the Green Building, I’m still searching for answers about its early use.

While researching the art on the SOHO building above, I came across a great blog called Ephemeral NY: Chronicling an ever-changing city through faded and forgotten artifacts. Fellow history-lovers will enjoy it: https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com

Love the entry portals to the diamond district.

Love the entry portals to the diamond district.

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The photo is not skewed, this gargoyle is one of two over doorways, Upper East Side.

Current sculpture at Rockefeller Center, "Van Gogh's Ear." Really?

Current sculpture at Rockefeller Center, “Van Gogh’s Ear.” Really?

 

About KFBuchsbaum

A lover of words, learning something new every day, exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures is what feeds my spirit. One significant thing I learned from my years in market research is that time away from an experience dilutes the memories.  You lose the highs and lows and end up with middle-of-the-road impressions.  The reason I started to blog, was to capture experiences real-time, in the moment.  I hope my moments help you relive some of your own great adventures or maybe plan some new.

Posted on April 26, 2016, in Historic Interest, New York, USA and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Karen, great pics! Hope you are enjoying NYC! Nasty weather though.

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  2. Van Gogh’s ear was a swimming pool???!!

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