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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Buildings from a Boat

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A couple months ago I went on the Around Manhattan Official NYC Architecture Tour run by AIANY and Classic Harbor Line. The tour, which starts up again in the Spring, launches from Chelsea Piers, heads south on the Hudson River towards the Statue of Liberty, and then travels east and north up the East River and counterclockwise around the island via the Harlem River, Spuyten Duyvil Creek, and again the Hudson River. Having been focused for the past few years on experiencing the city by foot, it was refreshing to take in many of the buildings documented in my book from the water. Below are some of those buildings (and one or two others), presented in order of the cruise, the stretch from Chelsea to Roosevelt Island.

Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Avenue (left) and Frank Gehry's IAC Building in Chelsea:
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The Standard Hotel by Ennead Architects in the Meatpacking District:
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Marine Company 1 by CR Studio Architects:
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Perry and Charles Street towers by Richard Meier in the West Village:
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Trump Soho by Handel Architects:
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200 West Street by Pei Cobb Freed (curving building at left); in front of it is Riverhouse by Ennead Architects (both are in Battery Park City); in the background is 1WTC by SOM (under construction):
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The curved building in the center is The Visionaire by Pelli Clarke Pelli in Battery Park City:
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Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial in Jersey City by Frederick Schwartz:
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William Beaver House in the Financial District by Tsao & McKown (it's the black and yellow one in the distance):
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Pier 15 at South Street Seaport by SHoP Architects:
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Brooklyn Bridge Park by Michael Van Valkenburgh:
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8 Spruce Street near City Hall by Frank Gehry:
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Jane's Carousel in DUMBO, Brooklyn by Jean Nouvel:
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Pencil Factory in Greenpoint, Brooklyn by Daniel Goldner (it's the checkerboard building in the middle):
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United States Mission to the United Nations in Midtown by Gwathmey Siegel (it's the painted concrete tower with the small square openings on the left):
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And finally the FDR Memorial on Roosevelt Island (under construction) by Louis I. Kahn:
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2 comments:

  1. Great shots - I did a tour just like this in Chicago, on a boat of the Architecture, and it was incredible, too

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  2. Cruising on the boat with this wonderful views would be romantic. Buildings were elegant and the architectural design were great.

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