Construction site window into an urban montage

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There’s little cut-open “portholes” or windows in the plywood walls around various construction sites in NYC that allow a look into the site, as you can see in the picture below. (scroll down for more …) The openings in the plywood walls can serve as “frames” for a snapshot of what lies behind them. Sometimes […]

Windows on top of windows: architectural reflections

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve become more-interested in observing architecture and looking for interesting visual compositions in the various buildings and construction sites around New York City. There’s so much to see above the street level (such as this “Wow Factor” over at our sister site, The Arts Adventurer), it’s hard sometimes […]

A new fascination with construction sites and visual composition

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When I go into NYC, I’m often walking around the Chelsea neighborhood, exploring all of the art galleries there. But lately I’ve found myself fascinated by all of the construction sites and funky new architecture going up in the neighborhood. Between the Hudson Yards project, and all of the new luxury condos and apartments going […]

Reflections on NYC architecture and Mark Tobey

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As I was walking around the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC the other day, I noticed the unusual reflections on the side of this brick building (below left). I just wish I had thought to turn around and also photograph the building across the street whose windows were creating this funky reflection and pattern, but unfortunately, […]

Not the Vermeer we expected

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I was walking around the Chelsea neighborhood on NYC and saw this altered logo for the Vermeer Corporation, which makes construction equipment, among other things. Most people associate the name Vermeer with the Dutch painter from the 17th Century, but the Vermeer Corporation has a construction worker rolling up his sleeves as their logo (below […]