J.P. Chan 

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Kips Bay Towers

Kips Bay Towers

I think Brutalist architecture is growing on me partly because I’m getting sick of all the mostly-pleasing but energy-guzzling steel-and-glass clich├ęs that have defined early twenty-first century architecture.

So here’s a shout-out to I.M. Pei’s Kips Bay Towers. I suspect your fan base will only grow as the years go on.

 

Grand Central Uplift

Grand Central Uplift

Grand Central Terminal is beautiful from every angle, even the ones you didn’t know existed. You can catch this view for free from the Apple Store.

I feel really lucky that I get to walk through GCT on my way to work each day. The beauty and bustle of the place lifts me up on even the toughest of days. The endless supply of good things to eat there doesn’t hurt either.

 

St. Vincent’s Hospital

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It’s very sobering to pass by St. Vincent’s during its demolition. You can’t help but think about all the human experiences that must have taken place there. They’re ghosts now, and the building is following them.

 

A Winter Night in the Projects

A Winter Night in the Projects

(NYCHA Martin Luther King Houses, 115 St, Manhattan)

 

Lot B LGA

Lot B LGA

(LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B Parking, Queens)

 

Switchback

Switchback

(Bed Bath & Beyond, Broadway & 65 St, Manhattan)

 

Deep River Apartments

Deep River Apartments

Blue Velvet fans know that the best way to get past the doorman in this building is by wearing an exterminator’s uniform.

(Carolina Apartments, Market St, Wilmington, NC)

 

Undone: The Apple Store Song

Undone: The Apple Store Song

If you’ve heard how excited we Apple fanboys can get over unboxings, you can only imagine our excitement at the unwrapping of a whole frickin’ store.

(Apple Store Upper West Side, Broadway & 67 St, Manhattan)

 

Vertigo Suite

Vertigo Suite

From the 30th floor Hospitality Suite at HIFF.

(Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu, HI)

 

NYFF @ ATH

NYFF @ ATH

(Alice Tully Hall, Broadway & 65 St, Manhattan)

 

Future HL Part 4

Future HL Part 4

My parting shot from the unfinished phase 2, looking north from near 23 Street. Looking forward to taking the “after” version of this photo when this section of the line opens next year.

(High Line, Manhattan)

 
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