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Architecture Around The World: NYC

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Architecture Around The World: NYC
With so many people in New York for fashion week I think it's the perfect time to do an "Architecture Around The World" post about the big apple. New York city is the epicenter of art, fashion, design, and much more, but you already knew that! It's a city with over 8,000,000 people, making it the largest in the USA. NYC's architecture is extremely diverse. From classically designed buildings like Saint Patrick's cathedral to modern buildings like the Frank Gehry building in Chelsea. What draws me to this city is that on each street and on every avenue I can experience something different and incredible. Even though the city was settled in the late 1600s, the oldest architecture in the city dates back to the 1830s. This is a result of the Great Fire of 1835, that destroyed most of the buildings on the South East tip. The Great Fire caused architects and designers to rethink using wood framed structure an instead design with stone, and other more durable materials. (ABOVE) This photograph shows the incredible size of both the city and Central Park. The park occupies the center of the city. Isn't this photograph just beautiful?
(1) The Frank Gehry building in Chelsea is one of the most beautiful modern buildings in the city. The design sort of resembles a cloud. The unique waves, and shapes are extremely Gehry. Vanity Fair named it one of the most attractive office buildings.
(2) The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a classic building. It's located on 5th Ave, adjacent Central Park. The building was designed in 1874 in the Beaux Arts architectural style. The museum houses classic European artists as well as Islamic and Classic Antiquity, Egyptian and more. Just to let you know: admission is pay as you wish, so stop by!
(3) This is the pavilion at the Met. Here you can enjoy lunch, as well as snacks. The facade of the classic building directly in front is part of the original museum from what I understand. The building houses the American wing. I love the classic design of the facade contrasted with the modern design of the all glass pavilion.
(4) The Woolworth building is in the Gothic Revival architectural style. It was completed in 1913 and designed by architect Cass Gilbert. I simply love the design of the building. The details here are incredible. How beautiful is the top of this building?
(5) The Apple building is one of the most impressive modern structures in the city. It's located on 5th Ave, close to Central Park. The actual store is located underground, the glass structure is sculptural if anything. It was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. FYI: The store is open 24/7, 365 days.
(6) Saint Patrick's Cathedral is also located on 5th Ave (I guess most of my favorite buildings are located on 5th). The cathedral was designed by architect James Renwick Jr. and completed in 1878. I love the details of the structure, Gothic architecture is one of my favorites!
(7) The Hearst building located on 8th is NYC's architecture in a nutshell. The base of the building was completed in 1928, however, the main structure was completed in 2006 by architect Norman Foster. This marriage of classic and modern architecture is exactly what the city is about. 



At September 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM , Blogger Melissa B. Tubbs said...

You have chosen a wonderful cross section of NYC architecture although my personal preference is for the older buildings. I guess great minds really do think alike :~))) I have been posting a series celebrating the rich architectural history of New York City architecture this anniversary week of 9/11 based on the buildings that I have drawn. Please take a look:

At September 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM , Blogger (BAD) Blog About Design said...

Hey Melissa,

Thanks so much for your comment. I will take a look! :)

At September 12, 2013 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Olga said...

Amazing post!!

At September 12, 2013 at 3:40 PM , Blogger dana dimitras said...

Cool pictures :)

Do you want to follow each other, let me know?!

At September 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM , Blogger (BAD) Blog About Design said...

Thanks Olga!

At September 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM , Blogger (BAD) Blog About Design said...

Thanks Dana, I'll check out your blog :)

At September 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM , Blogger Abstract Organza said...

New York is such a magical city <3 love it!


At September 12, 2013 at 10:53 PM , Blogger (BAD) Blog About Design said...

Isn't New York just great? Thanks for stopping by :)

At September 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM , Blogger said...

Thank you for sharing the cool pictures!

At September 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM , Blogger (BAD) Blog About Design said...

Hey David! Thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed the photos.

At September 15, 2013 at 10:05 PM , Blogger christie said...

omg that NYC photo is unreal.

xx, christie

At September 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM , Blogger (BAD) Blog About Design said...

Thanks for stopping by Christie!


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