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Notes from New York City #3

October 19th, 2009

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8. Sacred Space
Guard with dog keeps people off space in front of Seagram Building, Fifth Avenue.
Get too close to Mies and you will be bitten.

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9. Gimp Car
Clothes for your automobile.

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10. $25,000 for a lampshade
Previous owner JFK Airport, seen in junkshop in NYC.

Notes from New York City #2

October 6th, 2009

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4. The hardest thing about cars is getting rid of them.
Multi-storey car park, NY style, approx. $20 per hour.

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5. Hi-Line
Disused elevated railway turned into urban park. Tribeca NY.

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6. Did it really happen?
Dutchman buys Manhattan for $26 and some beads.
Statue, gift of Netherlands to NY, closer to Staten Island Ferry terminus.

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7. Last horse in NY, Hell’s Kitchen, 2009.

Notes from New York City #1

September 14th, 2009

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1.
Architect’s home life.
Italian chromed steel electric fan by Enzio Pirali 1953. Donated to MOMA by Philip Johnson 1956.

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2.
New Cooper Union Campus Third Ave E7th St by Thomas Mayne of Morphosis opening this week, September 2009.

Mayne’s design, conceived with the belief that space can inspire learning, embodies Cooper Union’s intention to create an academic building that will have the same impact that the Foundation Building had on higher education in 1859 and that our Chrysler Building had on New York architecture in the 1930s George Campbell, President

We don’t have to take this seriously but it does make a great skate board ramp.

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3.
Skyscrapers horizontal and vertical
Williamsburg bridge & random NY building.

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