Manhattan Skyline

Here’s a shot of the midtown skyline as seen from the 27th floor of a hardhat tour of the Northside Piers project in Williamsburg. You can see the Bank of America building rising right in the middle of the shot with the 2 cranes atop it. Year by year the skyline slowly changes and grows more dense as newer buildings crowd the old ones, changing from a group of distinct buildings to an amorphous blob of skyscrapers. Through it all, the old ladies of the scene, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings stand tall and stand out and there’s something very comforting in that- a solid building of stone and strength and beauty- an energy of permanence that the modern glass towers just don’t project.skyline.jpg

4 Comments so far

  1. NYPundit (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 10:36 am

    Cool pic.

  2. KipEsquire (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 11:16 am

    Housing projects are notorious for their lack of glass. Are you in love with them?

  3. J$ (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 11:35 am

    i’m not a fan of housing projects…although i would find them preferable to a cinderblock fedders building…however my glass/stone spiel was more in reference to skyscrapers than lower rise buildings

  4. AskedRelic (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

    Yay east side! That wateredge is my main running path, I love it.

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