January 10, 2008

Viewing NYC from I-95 at Night

Just a quick thought for any of you who might drive past it. I wasn't staring at it at length, but it occurred to me as I was driving by it on 2 of the last 6 nights that if you just make a quick glance at the city at night (when, obviously, landmarks will be obscured), you're likely to only be able to pick out 6 towers: the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Conde Nast Building, the Citicorp Building, and Time Warner Center. Now yeah, if you really focused you might be able to pick out another one or two, and sure if you craned your neck to look further South maybe you'd pick out another one. But isn't it kind of weird that in a city filled with famous buildings the shapes of only a small number are distinctive enough to be readily noticed after dark?

Posted by armand at January 10, 2008 03:25 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Architecture

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