Thursday, August 19, 2010

NY Architecture Part 2

As I mentioned yesterday, the different areas on NY have different examples of architectural styles. In the areas that have smaller buildings these are built in more traditional styles and those that are taller they are usually boxier with Gothic or Art Deco details.

This building actually has Venitian type decorations which are usually more colorful

I remember in design school teachers talking about the influence NY buildings and their architecture had on the creators of superheroes like Superman and Batman. If you remember they lived kn cities like Gotham and Metropolis which are also names that have been given to NY because of the style and size of its buildings.

Gotham city and Metropolis???


Have a great day... mine will be spent in a train, an airport and 2 plane rides!

24 comments:

  1. Oh, I could stare at NY architecture all day long! Love it! Glad you have been enjoying RI! XX!

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  2. happy trails :) the details in that first pic are gorgeous!

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  3. yes, I can see Superman hanging out in those buildings. Going to be a scorching day here today...I'm beaching it.....

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  4. So true! Very gothamesque! Thanks for the pics.

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  5. Have a safe trip home Elie! I love these photos you shared. It's interesting seeing the city I live in through someone else's eyes. :)

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  6. Great post! Love the first photo. Where was that building?

    Have a safe trip home, sweetie!

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  7. What beautiful Manhattan photos! Travel safe!

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  8. How fun to look at all the different styles! Love that I found your great blog!

    Luvs!

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  9. i love that first one!

    Missy
    Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  10. That first picture is so interesting! Ah I love the architecture here. I especially love the Art Deco influences.

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  11. I don't envy your trip home, but I'm so jealous of your trip to new york!

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  12. You got around so much while you were there, Elie! NYC architecture is really impressive -- each section of the city seems to have it's own character. The other day, I stumbled upon one block and felt for a moment like I wasn't even in the city anymore. It's so funny like that. Hope you're traveling safely!

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  13. It's always great to see all the different types of architecture there ... gets my creative juices flowing somehow! Especially love that top one!

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  14. great post on nyc architecture! i've always liked the different styles of architecture and how each neighborhood has its own distict charm.

    http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

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  15. YES to art deco details/ architectural style! Art Deco is a definite fav.

    I've always pictured Gotham City as being NYC--looks like I wasn't far off! <3

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  16. I enjoy looking at the art deco building in NY or Chicago...they don't make all those great details anymore!
    xo

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  17. Oh gosh these are great! I love amazing architecture!

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  18. I'm dieing to visit NY! On top of my to travel list!!!!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  19. NYC is such a beautiful city...i wish buildings were designed with the beautiful detail work they used to be made with.
    xox alison

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  20. Those are some really great buildings, I just adore the first one :D

    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  21. My favorite cities in the US for viewing architecture are Philadelphia, New York and Chicago! Sounds like you have been on the move!

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