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let-s-build-a-home:

Locals walk the streets of Madison Square near the Flatiron Building in New York City, July 1918.
This photo and others from the National Geographic archives are being auctioned by Christie’s in an exclusive, online-only sale from July 19-29, see here for details
Photograph by W.W. Rock, National Geographic

I love photos like this. Landmarks like the Flatiron Building provide continuity in an ever-changing city.

let-s-build-a-home:

Locals walk the streets of Madison Square near the Flatiron Building in New York City, July 1918.

This photo and others from the National Geographic archives are being auctioned by Christie’s in an exclusive, online-only sale from July 19-29, see here for details

Photograph by W.W. Rock, National Geographic

I love photos like this. Landmarks like the Flatiron Building provide continuity in an ever-changing city.

(Source: natgeofound, via the-gasoline-station)

Filed under nyc history

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There was a time when the theater was celebrated. The wonders it held on the stage or on the silver screen were rare and wonderful, so they were celebrated pieces of architecture. Today, we have the multi-plex. Is it any wonder that the movie going experience has eroded?
decoarchitecture:


The amazing overhang over the Wiltern Theater’s box office.
losangelespast:


The ornate overhang of the Wiltern Theater entrance, Western and Wilshire, 1931.

There was a time when the theater was celebrated. The wonders it held on the stage or on the silver screen were rare and wonderful, so they were celebrated pieces of architecture. Today, we have the multi-plex. Is it any wonder that the movie going experience has eroded?

decoarchitecture:

The amazing overhang over the Wiltern Theater’s box office.

losangelespast:

The ornate overhang of the Wiltern Theater entrance, Western and Wilshire, 1931.

Filed under architecture history movie theater

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rcruzniemiec:

Pennsylvania  Station

From the collection Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938

All images from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery 

You can learn more about Pennsylvania Station’s original structure, which was demolished in 1963 to make room for Madison Square Garden here.

The tearing down of the original Penn Station remains a tragedy of the highest order.

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Filed under architecture history nyc