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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Insuring a View

When you view this city at a distance, it gives an almost shocking sense of how dense and vast it really is, vertically as well as horizontally, and how beauty has emerged from chaos. This view, from the observation deck of the Empire State Building, reveals details in the top floors of buildings that you can never see from the street. Sometimes architects started out with Gothic at the ground floors which morphed into Art Deco at the top. The two which are brightly lit up are from the very early days of skyscrapers, 1883 for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Building (at right) and 1928 for the New York Life Insurance Building. BTW, this photo is from our archive, since our memory card failed this evening...

14 comments:

Grant F said...

great picture...you need a head for heights to take that shot tho!

Darren said...

Brings back memories although I only got this sight during the day. New York was in a cold snap and even though it was bitting cold, I stayed up there as long as I could. I visited America in March 2005 from Australia. Beautiful Picture

Sam said...

That is a gorgeous shot - and the lights and colors are perfect.
What a Big city, lol.

Nicola said...

What a beautiful shot! Those lights make the buidlings look even more beautiful!

Rodney said...

Great view and photo!

Anna said...

SPLENDIDE !

Cynthia! said...

wow beautiful!!

Carlos said...

Spectacular! We need a lot of these. Your skyline is one of the many things I like most.

chris.h. said...

Old photo or not--its brilliant.thanks.

San Francisco Daily Photo said...

Darn, I wish I could see this image in a larger format! ;-)

Looks good!
Manuel

Anonymous said...

Wow! Beautiful photo.
— a fellow New Yorker

Olivier said...

Superbe photo de deux des plus belles tours de NYC (surtout le soir et la nuit). Bravo

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