Friday, March 16, 2007

Midtown, Park Avenue between 53rd and 52nd Streets


Mary Sargent © 2007 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

One block down and across the street from the Lever House, another famous modernist building. Not modernist, you say? Well, you're right; the Racquet and Tennis Club across the street is not modernist by a long shot (it was built in 1918 by McKim Mead & White), but I'm referring to the Seagram Building which I'm standing in front of in order to photograph this Calder mobile, dated 1969.

You can actually see the building by following the above link to the New York Architecture Images site. You may notice that sometimes this building looks bronze and sometimes it looks black. I can't explain that.

Other photos: Calder sculpture with Seagram Building as background, Seagram Building with Sabrett Umbrella

See map.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

The Calder sculpture has a Darth Vader presence in this shot. And the Racquet and Tennis Club building is an empire fortress. Hmmm.