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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Beacon Of Hope

I never tire of seeing the Chrysler Building, particularly in the evening when lit. I have posted numerous times on various aspects of the building - the gargoyles, elevators, lobby, murals, entrance and the Trylon Towers - see the list of links below. Since 911, most large office buildings have increased security and in the case of the Chrysler Building (and Woolworth Building), they are off limits entirely unless one has specific business in the building. During Open House New York 2006, I was able to get into the lobby and stairwells and photograph at my leisure. For me, the Chrysler Building is many things - assurance that there is some permanence in a world of change, a link to old New York, a beautiful art deco masterpiece, a metaphor for our aspirations, dreams and hopes with its gleaming stainless steel spire reaching upwards, and a reliable NYC icon - letting me know at a glance, without any doubt, of where I am ...

Chrysler Building Posts (click on any of the following 8 links): Crown Jewel, Gargoyles, Stairwell, Back in Time, Mural, Going Up, Trylon Towers, Contrast.

12 comments:

Monika N. said...

Very beautiful pic! The Chrysler is my favorite building in New York, too.

Lucy said...

Very beautiful take on the most beautiful building in NYC---can't get enough of it, either...you could post on it every day as far as I am concerned...

Anonymous said...

Lovely.
I think New York need some modern art deco building aswell.
Chrysler really is a masterpiece

Adamantine said...

It's a kind of magic....

Brian said...

Everytime you see that building, it's an affirmation of all that is possible.

maria elisa said...

your city has a factor x

Heidi said...

This is a beautiful photo... and I absolutely love what you wrote.

Simply wonderful.

Heidi said...

P.S. I think that "Contrast" is the most amazing picture ever!

Jeannie said...

Hi Brian,

I just sent you an email. I'm writing from an ad agency - was hoping to hire you for something or try and purchase one of your images.
Email me back! :)

Michael said...

Will we get to see any of the photos from inside? I really wanted to go to that but I went to Governors Island instead.

Open House New York needs to last longer!

P.S. Do you know about the OHNY flickr contest??

Brian said...

Heidi - thanks. I like Contrast also. The clouds that day were amazing.

Michael - See the links at the bottom of the Posting - Stairwell, Back in Time, Mural and Going Up are all of the inside.

I did not know about the OHNY contest. But this year I did only the Marble Cemetaries.

• Eliane • said...

It is without a doubt the most elegant and gracile building of the city. And my personal favorite. I can never get tired of it. You captured it beautifuly