Posts tagged chrysler building
Posts tagged chrysler building
U… United States
Chrysler Building, NYC, New York
Photo by Rex Maxmilian
For the “United States” photo, I went with a biggie and also a photo I hadn’t come across before — a stunning shot!
Here’s the background of the shot (from Jan. 2013), as given by the photographer on Flickr:
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After 2500 photos (up to this point) in 4 days in New York City, and after walking several miles with several pounds of gear, I was exhausted, (to put it mildly). Having just had dinner with my cousin on our last night there around 11:30pm, we were headed back to the hotel. It was very cold and very foggy out and I was really looking forward to four or five hours of sleep in a warm, comfy bed before cabbing it to the airport at 6am. I glanced down 42nd Street from Times Square just to get one last glimpse from far away of my all-time favorite NYC building…
The Chrysler Building!
The night, the lights, the fog… it was just too magical to pass up—even after having shot it on two separate occasions earlier in the trip. Right then I knew, I would get very little sleep. So, back to the room to get my gear and off into the night I went…
I took around 300 photos between 12:30-2:30am. This particular one was right across the street (on 42nd) from Grand Central Station. Aside from a slight saturation bump and tone level adjustments, this is pretty much what it looked like S.O.O.C. (straight out of camera).
To me, I could just imagine Batman perched atop the building in the lower-right of the frame overlooking the city… hence naming the photo —GOTHAM—
More to come!
…oh, and, HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
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Gear used: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM with 2x III Extender, Tripod
Settings: 13 sec. exposure, f/11, ISO 50, 210mm, Mirror lockup, 2 sec. timer shutter release
File name: NYC 20130113-2629 (5D2_1122)
Location: 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, USA
The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Chrysler Building in 1932.
Source: Wired New York
A collection of towers, three of them Deco.
ART DECO/GOTHIC TOWERS
1. Nebraska State Capitol
2. The Chrysler Building
3. The Woolworth Building
4. Coit Tower
Chrysler Building times four.
Tags say image is from a vintage postcard. A very nice one!
Drawing with watercolor by Earl Horter.
The Chrysler Building under Construction - Earl Horter
O. M. G.
alexandre arrechea: no limit
beginning march 1st, park avenue will be lined with 10 monumental sculptures of iconic new york buildings by cuban artist alexandre arrechea as part of his ‘no limit’ site-specific installation backed by the magnan metz gallery. the pieces - including the chrysler building, citicorp center, empire state building, flatiron building, helmsley building, metlife building, metropolitan life insurance company tower, seagram building, sherry netherland, and the US courthouse - will in some cases reach up to 20 feet tall, reinterpreted into new foreign elastic forms that investigate the traditional role of icons in society. the rigid towers are made fluid, as if rolled out from the snail-like base, representing the rather relative sociopolitical and sociocultural values that rise and fall with the economy.
The Chrysler Building located in New York City, New York was completed in 1930 and was designed by William van Alen. It was built in a “race for the sky,” a competition to have the honor of being the tallest building in the world.
The building’s main competition was the Bank of the Manhattan Co. Building on 40 Wall Street. It appeared that the Bank building was to win; however, inside the Chrysler Building a massive metal spire was being secretly constructed only to be revealed at the last moment. The building won at the height of 1048 feet and 77 floors.
Click through to enjoy some large, great images of the Chrysler Building.
Chrysler in all her glory
The Chrysler Building was designed in the Art Deco style, which reflected the “jazzy” culture and modernity of the era.
Details of the building’s gargoyles and spire.