Saturday, June 14, 2014
New York, New York. It's a hell of a town. And while there seems to be some sort of weird rivalry between NYC and L.A. (or NYC and everywhere else), I like it!
Both of today's photos are from the 1950's. I have no idea where this first picture was snapped from, but I love the way the buildings just get more and more massive until you have the crown jewel… the Empire State Building. It hardly looks real. Notice the remains of some older raised roadway, along with the newer version just beyond it.
In 1952, the headquarters for the United Nations was built along the East River. The design was a combination of concepts by architects Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier. I can't help thinking of Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 film, "North by Northwest", in which Cary Grant is frame for MOIDER! There has been talk of moving the headquarter elsewhere (either to another location in New York City, or to another country altogether), although there are also plans to renovate and expand this iconic site.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to New York!