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“A world which sees art and engineering as divided is not seeing the world as a whole.” –  Sir Edmund Happold The varied and beautiful architecture in New York City took me completely by surprise. It must have been quite the place back in the late 19th century. I love fine details and could spend hours sitting in front of a building like this and drinking in all the fantastic stonework. It’s… Read More

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” ― Tom Wolfe Just as you enter Times Square from the south, along Broadway. There’s a stunning building amid the business and noise of the modern Times Square with it’s neon lights and larger than life billboards that turn night to day. That building, is the Knickerbocker. MAP This beautiful Beaux-Art building hearkens back to a… Read More

“I get a little romantic about the old Empire State. Just looking at it makes me want to play some Frank Sinatra tunes and sway a little. I have a crush on a building. I’d been in there several times but never to work. I always knew there were offices in there but the face never penetrated, really. You don’t work in the Empire State Building. You propose in the Empire State… Read More

“The peculiar office structure appears to exercise a strange fascination over some minds, for not only do hundreds of people stand for five and ten minutes at a time looking up at it, but many of those who have detached themselves from the groups are obliged to return in a minute or two to examine the structure from another point of view” – New York Times, 1902 I completely understand what the… Read More

“I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.” – Tennessee Williams I noticed these awesome light bulbs while waiting for our play, Chicago, outside the Ambassador theatre on West 49th Street in New York. The coffee shop is Caffe Benne, part of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. MAP What really attracted me to them was the variations in bulb type and colour temperature…. Read More