Friday, March 13, 2009

Lipstick Building

This Lipstick Building used to be famous for its innovative and original architecture but lately, it has been mentioned in the press mainly because it housed the offices of Bernie Madoff, who engineered a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

So how has your week been so far?

16 comments:

Babzy said...

Beautiful building !

Olivier said...

il est magnifique cet immeuble, j'adore son architecture très audacieuse.

it is this beautiful building, I love its bold architecture.

Hilda said...

To me, it looks more like a basket with leather trimming. I guess it's a cultural thing.

Hectic week at work, nothing unusual. How was yours? Hope you had a great trip!

Ina J Offret said...

Love the building, my week has been very productive and I am glad Bernie Madoff's week ended in him being hauled off to jail! No caviar for you, Bernie!!

Vogon Poet said...

It's no wonder that a guy working in a round skyscraper ends up cutting corners!

Carlos Lorenzo said...

My week has been great but not as great as yours judging by the wonderful images you've taken in Barcelona.

Daryl said...

Interesting looking bldgs, I had heard of it but never saw it.. thanks!

Peter said...

So you are back... at least virtually!
My week was fairly OK despite the crisis! Sincere greeting to Barnie M and "friends"!

Jacob said...

Lipstick building is perfect. My week is going better: Madoff is in jail!

Excellent photo, Ming!

Babooshka said...

Snazzy lipstick case. My weekend is so far awesome thanks to Mr Jack Daniels.

Anonymous said...

Great week and welcome home Ming. Sounds like you had a great trip. Thanks for the "postcards".

Doris

GMG said...

65 billion Ponzi? Imagine how many (or how much) greedy clients he needs to have... ;)

Gecko said...

What an interesting looking building! And the US flag looks fantastic, really tops off the photo!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I always liked walking by this building.

valeria said...

It's a beautiful building! Hilda is right about the leather ... It looks like a telescopic crocodile bag with brown leather trimmings! Too much fantasy?

Good weekend. Sunday on the mountain... (you may see some pics on the other blog!)

Katie cat said...

My favorite building to photograph in NYC! I used to live around there so I always enjoyed walking around and seeing it everyday.