Looking through my old Instagram posts I found this picture. It as taken as I was enjoying warmer weather and Smorgasburg near the East River State Park. While the buildings present in the skyline are each unique individuals, they certainly work together to take a nice group picture. It’s been said before, but NYC is a brand that doesn’t go out of style and the skyline is its logo.
I was surprised to see these guys as I was walking to the subway from St. John The Divine, near 110th street. These figures reminded me of the bracket sculpture of Woolworth counting his money inside the Woolworth Building. Very playful.
Repurposed architecture has always been interesting to me. The building that now houses The Rubin Museum of Art was once a Barney’s. The museum retained the department store’s steel and marble staircase, designed by Andree Putman.