Posts Tagged 'architecture'

today’s desk view: ornate verticality

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Lovely ornate sides across the street from my current job site. A beauty.

(image by: vivien chin)

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bridging structure

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Simple bridge near the train station in Stamford, Connecticut.

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reflective padded architecture

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Inflatable, padded installation at the Alexander Wang Store in SOHO. So fun! Shiny shiny!

(image by: vivien chin)

discovering columbus_statuesque walk around

Christopher Columbus as the centerpiece of this installation by Tatzu Nishi.  It was pretty awesome to be sitting in a living room built around a statue that is typically out of reach by everyone except the pigeons.  No touching however. Here are some views as I take a lap around the statue.  Detail shots in upcoming posts.

 

(images by: vivien chin)

discovering columbus_the approach

A rare opportunity to get up close to the Christopher Columbus Statue at Columbus Circle which stands on top of a tall column pedestal out of reach on any other day.  Tatzu Nishi built a living room around the statue of Columbus for everyone to sit, relax and admire the statue and the great views of the Upper West Side and Central Park.  Here are views of the approach to the installation–a little room atop scaffolding that is equally as geometrically cool as what is inside.  The exhibit is free.  Tickets available online.  The exhibit is ongoing until November 18th and I highly recommend going if you have time!  See other posts for interior shots.

UPDATE: open for 2 extra weeks due to popular demand!

(images by: vivien chin)

broken cranes

 

Hurricane Sandy snaps this crane like it was nothing.  Stuck inside this week due to the electricity outages & halt in subways in lower Manhattan.  I had to leave the house yesterday for a work meeting on site and saw the crane first hand from the window as well as on my walk home.  This has all been an interesting and surreal experience to see the effect on NYC life when public transportation and power outages cut off  half the island.  Only half the island can begin to get back to normal and even then it’s seemingly less than “normal”.  Brooklyn has  been cut off unless you have a car or can catch a bus and even then it is a longer ride than normal.  Sometimes it’s just faster to walk.  My cab ride t the meeting was tortuously long and more expensive than usual.  I opted to walk 40 blocks home to get some air and avoid that experience again.  The abundance of car traffic that has flooded the streets–this city is not made for the level of traffic it’s seeing now.

I’m fortunate to not have been affected by the storm and hope that all those who have are able to get back on their feet ASAP.  Been reaching out to all my NYC friends to find out if they are ok or need anything.  Glad to hear everyone is safe and sound, finding water, power, and support from friends when they can!

 

(images by: vivien chin)

kusama + yellow trees

Yayoi Kusama’s “Yellow Trees” as a construction barricade in the Meatpacking District.

 

(image by: vivien chin)


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