Thursday, January 29, 2009

Old & New

The building on the right is the Flatiron Building that was built in 1902. The glass and steel building on the left is a newer construction from post-1970's, I think. The new building has central air and the older building does not. Notice the air-conditioner units sticking out of the windows?

So how old is your home?

22 comments:

Virginia said...

Love this shot of these two. The Flatiron has always fascinated me. Window units. That's a blast from the past! Guess that was a pun-:)
My home? built in the 60's.
V

Vogon Poet said...

Wonderful Flatiron! I live in a late 60's building: curiously it was the subject of the first post on my blog...

teahouse said...

Love that juxtaposition!

My building is more like the newer one; it was built in the early 80s. Yes, it has big hair, leg warmers and scrunchies.

Olivier said...

belle vue du Flatiron, que je préfère au nouveau building a coté.

beautiful view of the Flatiron. it looks like a boat leaving the port

Babzy said...

this new building really doesn't match the beautiful Flatiron !
Thanks for your comment but how did you guess i didn't mind vacuum-clean :) ahahah!
My home 50s or 6Os i think ;)

anne mancine said...

Love, love, love the Flatiron Building - from any angle. This is a great juxtaposition.

I live in a 50's-era brick ranch. Huge picture windows, but no original air conditioning.

Hilda said...

Nice juxtaposition. I'll go for the old Flatiron — love it!

What's on the roof with the railing?

Anonymous said...

did you get your sleep in yesterday Ming?

get zapped said...

Excellent mix of old and new. Great perspective.

1948. A classic, solid building.

Lily Hydrangea said...

cool contrast between the old & new Ming. My home is 102 years old!

Lori said...

I've always wanted to go inside the Flatiron building. I wonder if it is only offices inside or do people live there? It's a wonderful building and I love this contrast between the old and new. (The building where I live is fairly new having been built in the 50s). Hope you are well!

Anonymous said...

The new building must "require an army of Windex-wielding janitors"
to keep clean

SP said...

Big fan of your work. I came by as I just booked an Easter visit to NYC. Anyone have any tips for particularly photo-worthy areas off the usual tourist-beaten track?!

L.Shaw said...

Mine is post war....1960's. I think New Yorkers refer to my building (and other white brick ones) as "white elephants." Sorry to say, they really have NO character.

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

i can remember from my many years in Manhattan getting hit with water droplets from air conditioners above! funny. this building could be shot at different angles and times and fill up a blog. cool.

Sheri said...

Can I just say that the older building in this photo is beautiful! I love the contrast of the two in this photo.

Peter said...

The house where I live must be from around 1860 ... and has no air-condition! :-)

Alexa said...

How beautiful is the Flatiron Bldg.? Nicely captured here. When they have summer concerts at the SW corner of Madison Square Park, the people with balconies in this modern building come out to enjoy the music. They have a pretty good view of the Empire State too. Do you suppose they'll ever turn the Flatiron into condos?

Alexa said...

Forgot -- I live in a nice prewar building. Some interesting architectural details, but it's hard to get picture hooks into the plaster walls.

Saretta said...

The house I live in now was built in the 1970s (supposedly Bauhaus style), but I used to live in the old town in a home that was part of a Benedictine monastery built in the 1300s!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Perfect contrast of eras

Lili said...

Great picture... i love the Flatiron. I live a few blocks from it and I'm amazed at its architecture everytime I walk by!
I live in a pre-war that was built in the early 1900's.