Sunday, April 18, 2010

Revisiting NY

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to visit New York City, I had an amazing time. There were so many amazing sites; Grand Central Station; The Statue of Liberty; The Empire State Building; Brooklyn Bridge; Central park, the list is really endless. I spent most of my time looking up and going WOW!!!! But for me 2 buildings in NY stand out, the 1st is the Flat Iron Building, this building is a fabulous triangular shape and one of the first 'high rise buildings'. Designed by Daniel Burnham it was one of the first buildings to use a steel skeleton. Built on the corner of Broadway and Fifth Ave, its amazing shape makes it one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen.

But my Favourite NY skyscraper has to be the Crysler Building. This Art Deco masterpiece was designed by William Van Alen. I entered through the Lexington Avenue entrance and was amazed that the original murals were clear and worked so beautifully with all the stunning marble.

Unfortunately I visited not that long after 9/11 so restrictions were very high. I fell in love with the lift doors and was told I wasn't allowed to take photos, I must have looked really disappointed as when a few minutes later it went quite, the guard grabbed me and allowed me to photograph them quickly. They are not fantastic pictures, as I took them in a hurry but I still love looking at them.
The top of the Crysler building literally sparkles what more can a girl want

If you ever are fortunate to visit NY try and see both these masterpieces, it is well worth it.


  1. Hey, saw your comment to come see your blog on the folksy forums! I've been to NY once before already - I remember seeing the flat iron building, it's absolutely beautiful. x

  2. Shit, I have been to NY twice and both times I missed that flat iron building. What a shame - the picture and the look & shape is amazing. Thxs for sharing and regards from Cologne, Germany Stefanie