Friday, June 15, 2007

Step Sisters on 42nd Street

The Chrysler Building (1930) is only half a block away from the Grand Central Station (1903) on 42nd Street. The buildings were built only 27 years apart but they couldn't be any more different. The Chrysler Building was made of steel and glass in the Art Deco style while the Grand Central Station is mostly concrete and bricks built in the Beaux Arts style. Here is a photo of both buildings. They are like step-sisters, both from the same family but from different pedigrees.

Do you have any siblings? How different are you from him/her/them?

21 comments:

Jilly said...

Two of my favourite Manhattan buildings, yet as you say, so different. My dream was to see the Chrysler building but now you can only glimpse the elevator doors - that's it. Other than going up the Empire State to look down on it, which I did. Such beauty. And so is Grand Central station of course.

And Ming, in reply to one of your comments on Menton. Yes, the red carpet will be laid out for you. I'll take you to Le Balico. When you start to plan on trip, write me and we'll work out days, whatever. Can't wait to meet you and to show you a bit of Menton and perhaps Monte Carlo if you like. J x

Sally said...

What a terrific perspective to bring us two iconic buildings!

I have one sister and we are alike in many ways, and best friends.

pOm d'api said...

Hi !!! Very beautiful pictures. I'm go to travels for 1 months to mexico. See you soon and continue a take wonderful photo
Bisous or kiss Candy

GMG said...

Great shot Ming: a bit hard to avoid the top of the Hyatt, but it worked quite well!!
Thanks for your visits to the Blogtrotter Revival 90s. I’ve been updating the main Blogtrotter, so haven’t worked much on that one, but today I posted some pictures of a New Year’s Eve in New York - December 1996. Hope you enjoy!
Take care

Olivier said...

deux des plus beaux immeubles de new york, contrasme entre le moderne et l'ancien. j'adore les deux. une preference pour l'exterieur du Chrysler mais une preference pour l'interieur de la gare. NYC est tellement beau, vivement octobre


two of the most beautiful buildings of New York, contrasme between the modern one and the old one. I adore both. a preference for the outside of the Chrysler but a preference for the interior of the station. NYC is so beautiful, highly October

The Cooking Ninja said...

What a beautiful pic.

Belinda said...

Awesome shot Ming! The Chrysler Building is my favourite in New York - got some great shots of it from the Empire State Building.

I'm like Sally - I have one sister and we're best friends. She lives in Sydney though and I miss her terribly :o(

Peter said...

A very good shot to illustrate two good examples of different architectural styles... and between the two you can see an example of a less creative spirit.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Two very different styles of architecture, I like them both, and I particularly like the contrast in this picture.
No siblings.... I am a unique edition.... there could only be ONE of me!

stilettoheights said...

this is a great shot love the contrasting styles, though the Chrysler building has always been my favorite as I love the deco architecture.

macky said...

Very intellectual comperison! The top of the Chrysler Building reminds me of the typical and favorite scenery of NYC.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Excellent photo,Ming. Love the contrast and the beauty of the two structures.

Keropok Man said...

i have a brother and 2 sisters.

one sis lives with me in Singapore.
the other sis and bro lives in London.

what about you ming?
any siblings?

Rafe Totengco said...

great shot Ming!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

The Chrysler Building it's the mine and Woody Allen preferred. I would like take it in picture once with heavy cloudy sky :-)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I have a brother who lives in LA. And we are as different as different as day and night...well, maybe less so now that we're older. :-)

zannnie said...

good shot of both buildings of different style ;) how did you discover this angle to take of them together?

Paz said...

I like the way the shot captures the two buildings. Siblings? I have a lot. We're all different.

Paz

Dsole said...

oh what a great pic, Ming!!
I have one brother 5 years older than me and people say we have the same face features... hmmm also I have a 7 year younger sister and people say the same, so i guess we're very likeness

Kuanyin said...

This is a great shot of two grand dames!

marc said...

Ming, a brilliant photo again! To me the Chrysler building is the most beautiful building in the city!

Thanks for your visit to HamburgDailyPhoto!

Marc