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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Trylon Towers

The Trylon Towers are a unique structural addition to the Chrysler Building - three pyramid-like trilon forms in glass and tubular steel rise 57, 68,  and 73 feet tall. Designed by renowned architects Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie (there are a few photos on their website), their placement here at 155 E. 42nd Street provide a beautiful and startling contrast to the towers around them. The property was leased to Capital Grille in 2004, a leading steakhouse chain of 22 restaurants (see second photo here). Four separate dining environments for over 200 people have been created from over 12,000 square feet of interior space: the Chrysler Room, the Trylons, the Wine Vault, and the Chef's Table. They have a reputation as one of the best steakhouses in NYC, with beef that is dry aged on premises. The wine vault has over 400 varieties with over 5000 bottles. Click here for more info about the restaurant. Take a look at the building if you're in the neighborhood...

5 comments:

edwin s said...

great shot brian!

Brian said...

Thanks - again this was shot "on the way" to somewhere else.
Brian

Ruth said...

Brian, you have done such a lovely job capturing the lighting to show these building shapes to wonderful effect. I love nature, and I love cities, and it's because of scenes like this one that I love the latter.

I can't help but compare this shot with your last "I Am Legend" one and feel the amazing contrasts.

Anonymous said...

tu n'as pas une photo de nuit, il parait que c'est magnifique avec les lumieres.

kostas said...

I love it!Excellent architecture.