Beautiful Borderland

There are so many gems in Harlem. This is probably a bit north of the Upper Harlem border, but I guess I'm not sure what this area is called. The borderland between "Old Sugar Hill" in Harlem and Washington Heights?

This is on 158th between Riverside and Broadway on the North side of the street.


Judson Memorial Church

The building overall looks very Italian in style (I did not take a picture of the whole thing however.) The details of the circles make the building interesting and unique up close and from a distance.

It's on the South side of Washington Square in Manhattan, which is where NYU's campus is.


Small Rectangles of Texture

From a distance this element looks like one on the Capitol building in D.C., but really this one is chunkier. The one in D.C. is more elegant. This is from downtown St. Louis.


Repetition in St. Louis

Repetition of flowers, leaves, wreaths, and shields in downtown St. Louis, MO.


Architecture at the MoMA

I love topographical maps, and these models make me topographically happy.

This is a great drawing too, but the picture is crappy. I couldn't use the flash in the museum, and had my old little point and shoot camera.

This model is so clever! Suburbia shown with one model and mirrors!


Land Architecture

I think Maya Lin is amazing. This article and video from the New York Times actually started my greater appreciation for her work. Then going to see her smaller sculptures in the museum building at Storm King Art Center made me LOVE her work. These images are of her large scale Wavefield which is at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY. Now I want to go to Michigan and California to see her other two related works.


Asian Dragons in Our Nation's Capitol?

This face looks like an Asian Dragon.

I have no idea where this was in Washington D.C., or what the building is. A hotel maybe? I got the photo quickly as I was marching in D.C., so I didn't jot down any information. That's also why the picture is a bit blurry; I didn't stop walking when I took it.


Is An Eagle/Star Fence Patriotic?

There is a bit of an unappealing chunkiness to this, but I think it's more interesting than many of the boring, same old, same old iron-work fences I have seen.

I just think it was patriotic because I saw it in downtown Washington D.C. I wonder if I would have thought the same thing if I saw it in Jersey City, NJ?


Equal Love

I love baseball, and I love the prices and availability of Mets tickets. I do not love the team as much as my Tiggies, and Yanks, but I love baseball enough to be an equal opportunity attender.

I love the exterior of CitiField because it has the Camden Yard look (read: classic brick elements,) but there is something I miss about Shea. However, the first time I went to CitiField I sat in left field and could not see half of the outfield. Isn't calculating site lines an important part of being an architect in a venue such as this? I would think so, and whoever was in charge of that here dropped the routine fly ball. I had only ever sat in the good seats at Shea, and I have never sat in the same area of any other ball park either, so maybe I shouldn't long for an ugly blue and orange corrugated iron building.


What We See Everyday

My three month hiatus has been filled by moving, and adjusting to a new job. I thought I would begin my new architectural adventures by posting a picture of New Yankee Stadium because now I see it everyday on my way to work. I had season tickets for two years in Old Yankee Stadium several years ago. I have been to two games so far at New Yankee Stadium. The amenities are nice, but the prices are not. A very positive thing about the design is that they lowered the walkways in the front, so there are not the terribly obstructed views that they had previously on the lower level.

I look forward to fighting traffic deep into October because that means they will be in the World Series. Let's Go Yanks!


Neon Face

I have no idea who this is, and the colors look very 90's, but it is interesting nonetheless. It is on a building in downtown St. Louis.


St. Louis Lion Building

This building apparently needs protection because it is plastered with lions. I like it and them!
It is right in downtown St. Louis.


Non-Architecture Structure

I have been to the D.C. area many times, but this is the first time I have been to this memorial. It is an appropriate Memorial Day post, even though it is a bit late.



I Like Circles...

therefore, I like this building.

This is in D.C. about one block from the mall. I didn't get closer than this, so I really don't know what the building is.


More Library of Congress Pictures

What can I say? It's an interesting building!


Exterior of the L.O.C.

The Library of Congress has some interesting elements on the exterior as well as the interior.