Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Old, New & In-Between

This is the view of the Chrysler Building from downtown East Village. I was standing on 13th Street and the Chrysler Building is on 42nd Street. In the foreground, is an old pre-war apartment building on the left and a new luxury condo on the right.

So do you prefer old or new?

13 comments:

Olivier said...

je préfère le Chrysler Building, il est toujours aussi beau. et puis une superbe vue, bravo pour la photo.

I like the Chrysler Building, it is always so beautiful. and then a superb view, well done to the photo.

Vogon Poet said...

Just on the right of the Chrysler Building we could see the twisted metal spire of the 60's Church of St Mary in Stuyvesant Square.

Anonymous said...

great contrast of the old & new.
Is tat the empire state building in the background

valeria said...

This is an amazing contrast.
I like the old, but don't disdain the new, if it's well made.

Ina J Offret said...

I prefer old. Newer isn't always better. Have a great day everyone!

marley said...

I prefer old but new is good if the design is thoughtful. Often it isn't!

Ken Mac said...

what a fabulous angle. Never seen it before. Old or new? You know me!

teahouse said...

That's hard to say. A little of both!

Alexa said...

Well done, Ming! I'll take old, thanks—and you know I love the Chrysler Bldg. (although I don't think I'd mind living in that condo at the top of the modern bldg. on the right—nice, skylight, nice terrace)!

Chuck Pefley said...

Gotta say I like the mix. NYC as melting pot, as it were. -:)

Paz said...

Nice shot!

Paz

• Eliane • said...

I love, love, love the Chrysler building but I think in your picture, the real star is on the left. The contrast, the colors and the light all point to it. Lovely!

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Chrystler Building always looks like its gonna stab somebody!