Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Flatiron District, View from Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street, looking north

Mary Sargent © 2009 …….. click to enlarge

All over this area, you can see the golden spire of the New York Life Insurance Building shining above or between other buildings. Always an arresting sight.

The building covers the block at the north end of Madison Park, from 26th to 27th streets, Fifth to Madison, and was built by Cass Gilbert in 1928 on the site of the second Madison Square Garden. It is clear that I haven't the means to depict it in all of its massiveness, so please go to Tom Fletcher's wonderful New York Architecture website for pictures and further information.

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