The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Saturday, April 24, 2010


The Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, and is considered to be one of the first skyscrapers ever built. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in New York City. The building sits on a triangular island block at 23rd street, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway anchoring the south (downtown) end of Madison Square.

The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago's Daniel Burnham as a vertical Renaissance palazzo with Beaux-Arts styling. Unlike New York's early skyscrapers, which took the form of towers arising from a lower, blockier mass, such as the contemporary Singer Building (1902–1908), the Flatiron Building epitomizes the Chicago school conception: like a classical Greek column, its limestone and glazed terra-cotta façade is divided into a base, shaft and capital. [Wiki]

New York City and Washington series continue in Sketches of Cities. (Under construction)
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Anonymous said...

I always think this building looks to be top-heavy and should fall over when the wind blows.

Cris said...

Excellent scene!

brattcat said...

Love this building, love this image. Excellent post.

joo said...

The building is cool and the photo is terrific! I love this post.

Anya said...

Looks so thin
but its beautiful architecture :))

Have a wonderful weekend


Beautiful photo.

T. Becque said...

That is a skinny building! The tones and slight color are great.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so beautiful and fantastic !! I always enjoy your blog post and music too !!Great post !!