Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Fire Escape 2

This is a beautiful and ornate fire escape on the back lot of the Puck Building in SoHo (South of Houston Street). The building, or the front facade of it, is probably most famous as the place where Grace Adler of the tv-series, Will & Grace has her office.

The building got its name from the two gold statues of Puck, the Shakespeare character in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," at the front entrance. It is now home to the New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

12 comments:

Olivier said...

le "Puck Building" est un immeuble vraiment tres beau. J'aime beaucoup ce "Fire Escape" et surtout cette couleur rose. Belle photo bravo


“Puck Building” is a building really very beautiful. I like much this “Escape Fire” and especially this pink color. Beautiful photograph cheer

slinger said...

Very neat fire escape. Great colors, great capture

Oh for the love of food! said...

Ming, What a beautiful old building! We have structures like these with ornate detail in Australia known as 'Heritage Buildings'. These buildings, no matter how old ,will never be torn down. If needed, they are restored. Great job, Ming!

Abraham Lincoln said...

The Puck building is going to be famous for its pink color and the blue fire escape. I have never seen anything to compare.

The second episode of the robins is on the blog today. The mother's head is down the baby's throat.

Beetle said...

Nice combination of colors! Like it alot! in Cologne the apartment buildings doesn't have fire escape,I don't know in what reason they don't attach :(

isabella said...

That was Grace's office? How cool!
Normally I'm not crazy about the fire escape aesthetics, but this one is pure eye candy ;-)

stilettoheights said...

beautiful!!!!! The colors of the building seem very Midsummer Nights Dream as well

Rafe Totengco said...

now that's a fabulous fire escape!

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Wow! Just great this photo and perspective! I love those Fire Escapes's photos. Believe me I have a folder full of fire escape's pictures!

Thanks for the compliment to my son's photos! Comes from you means a lot to him!

April said...

Yes, you are right, nicely ornamented. Usually I think they don't look that good, but here, very fine, especially the colors.

GMG said...

Wow! Another lovely Soho building! Beautiful picture.
Thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter revival the 70s & 80s!
New York was a bit cold and rainy last Saturday for my 58th visit to the Big Apple. Anyhow, I enjoyed the short break and had wonderful cheesecake...

Kate said...

What delightfully fanciful colours for both the building and the fire escapes. Great find!!