Thursday, March 27, 2008

Downtown, Varick Street between Spring and Dominick Streets

Mary Sargent © 2008 ……….. click to enlarge

This, my friends, is Trump Soho. What could be more appropriate to the old cast iron district? If you click on the link and find your way to the neighborhood video, you will see a short black and white film of the SoHo neighborhood shot like a French movie, very attractive, intercut with shots of the Trump Soho, rendered, of course, since it doesn't actually exist yet. It seems to have a plot, involving a beautiful woman walking around SoHo and meeting, or picking up, a handsome man, and then somehow one gets the idea that she lets it be known she's staying at Trump Soho, and there are flashes of the as yet nonexistent bed, and it seems to be implied that, yes, that's where they're headed. Luckily they're both quite gorgeous in a tasteful sort of way or you might get the idea that the Trump Soho was the place to go for one night stands. I daresay these two are already in love and will spend many glorious nights at Trump Soho.

Trump Soho is a hotel condominium, which means that you can buy a place but you can't live there, you can stay there a certain number of days, but no more, and then you can rent it out the rest of the year. I don't know what the point is. Probably has something to do with money.

I have to confess that although I normally despise Trump and his massive ugly buildings, this one looks sort of elegant and it is covered with glass, which I adore. All things shiny and reflective.

See map.


Anonymous said...

"elegant" you, mary sargent, are insane! it is horribly ugly, and everyone hates it! Tear that damn building down!

b.lewin said...

Oh, brother. I don't hate it. Maybe it's out of context, but it's impressive.

mary said...

Don't misunderstand, of course it should be torn down and Trump shoud be shipped to some other planet. But I'm just sayin. It's kind of pretty. It would look nice on the moon, wouldn't it?
The other side, I mean.