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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.

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Midtown Manhattan, NYC, New York by Berenice Abbott
A view from 1935.
From "Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938," available through the NY Public Library Digital Gallery. (See also the book of the same name.)
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Murray Hill Hotel, from Park Avenue and 40th Street, Manhattan. 					 					 	 					 	 					 					 					 						(November  19, 1935)                                                                     

Midtown Manhattan, NYC, New York
by Berenice Abbott

A view from 1935.

From "Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938," available through the NY Public Library Digital Gallery. (See also the book of the same name.)

Detail of this photo:

Murray Hill Hotel, from Park Avenue and 40th Street, Manhattan. (November 19, 1935)                                                                     

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Midtown Manhattan, 1936 by Berenice Abbott
If I’ve posted this previously, I don’t apologize :)
From "Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938," available through the NY Public Library Digital Gallery. (See also the book of the same name.)
Detail of this photo:

Park Avenue and 39th Street, Manhattan. (October 08, 1936) 

Midtown Manhattan, 1936
by Berenice Abbott

If I’ve posted this previously, I don’t apologize :)

From "Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938," available through the NY Public Library Digital Gallery. (See also the book of the same name.)

Detail of this photo:

Park Avenue and 39th Street, Manhattan. (October 08, 1936) 

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Park Avenue & 51st Street, NYC, New York by Berenice Abbott
Great 1936 photo capturing, among other things, the “other” G.E. Building.
From "Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938," available through the NY Public Library Digital Gallery. (See also the book of the same name.)
Detail of this photo:

St. Bartholomew’s, Waldorf Astoria, General Electric Building, Park Avenue and 51st Street, Manhattan. (April 02, 1936) 

Park Avenue & 51st Street, NYC, New York
by Berenice Abbott

Great 1936 photo capturing, among other things, the “other” G.E. Building.

From "Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938," available through the NY Public Library Digital Gallery. (See also the book of the same name.)

Detail of this photo:

St. Bartholomew’s, Waldorf Astoria, General Electric Building, Park Avenue and 51st Street, Manhattan. (April 02, 1936) 

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Ritz Tower, NYC, New YorkHistoric Postcard from NY Public Library Digital Gallery
Undated postcard but must be mid-to-late 1920s. I’m not positive, but Google Street View makes it looks as though the building is still there — at or near 57th St. & 5th Ave. It’s got a rather distinctive, narrow shape with little ornaments.
Note: Prepare for an onslaught of NYC pictures. I started in on the NYPL archives and there was much to share!

Ritz Tower, NYC, New York
Historic Postcard from NY Public Library Digital Gallery

Undated postcard but must be mid-to-late 1920s. I’m not positive, but Google Street View makes it looks as though the building is still there — at or near 57th St. & 5th Ave. It’s got a rather distinctive, narrow shape with little ornaments.

Note: Prepare for an onslaught of NYC pictures. I started in on the NYPL archives and there was much to share!

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