View Full Version : Just Outside Your Window

January 7th, 2006, 05:53 PM
The theme of this thread is simple, the view that's right outside your window. Whether you live in a highrise or a walkup or whether or not you live in NYC at all. Post what you wake up to every morning whether its a river, a landmark, corn fields, or in my case a wall of other buildings...


January 7th, 2006, 06:12 PM
Wow, that is crazy! I'd post what I wake up to, but my camera and computer cord have seperated themselves. (lol, Ive lost the cord.)

January 15th, 2006, 09:00 PM

January 16th, 2006, 09:06 AM
Sunrise, January 2006

January 16th, 2006, 01:22 PM
I wake up to lots and lots of traffic noise and asphalt....

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8881/roomview2hu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

January 16th, 2006, 11:19 PM
Sorry for crappy resolution...


January 17th, 2006, 12:17 PM
An old one, from April 11, 2002 ...

January 18th, 2006, 11:03 AM
kznyc2k is that the renovated Gehry building on the right side?

I forget the name of the neighborhood but I know that part of Newbury Street is very trendy and for lack of a better word.... nice.

January 18th, 2006, 04:02 PM
Yes, it (360 Newbury St) is. Currently the upper floors are being converted from office to condos, while the Virgin Megastore is still on the bottom few.

360 and the trendy Newbury St. strip are part of the posh Back Bay neighborhood, but what you're seeing is the tail end of it all - Newbury effectively ends as a retail zone once the highway starts running parallel to it (what you see on the left side of the picture). The highway also marks the transition between the Back Bay and the more student ghetto-ey East Fenway neighborhood (technically where I live although I'm on the fringes).

And Azazello, that is just a lovely view.

February 8th, 2006, 09:51 PM
I keep hoping they'll restore the cornice on this old beauty.

It will only make the view better ...

February 9th, 2006, 07:42 AM
I keep hoping they'll restore the cornice on this old beauty.
Looks like those two upper levels were added later. 2 cornices?

February 9th, 2006, 08:47 AM
I hate when they just plop additions on top.

February 9th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Not sure if the top two floors were added later, but the entire facade is clad in similar white marble (Landmarks files show that the building was built in 1902-03; Architect: John W. Stevens). For many years the blank space where the topmost cornice should be was bare brick, but that was covered with stucco type material a couple of years ago.

Looking at the composition of the entire building (see below) methinks that the top two floors were not added later. Or if they were then this facade was designed to incorporate the new addition. Many buildings along this stretch are older structrues that had upper floors added in the early 1900s -- and a difference in facade materials can often be seen on those upper floors.

February 9th, 2006, 10:43 AM
Stern: I recognize Normandie Court on your photo.

February 9th, 2006, 12:40 PM
Did lofter get a camera?

February 9th, 2006, 05:55 PM
Added to or not, it's an early sliver building.

Wish there were more; they keep the scale delicate, and give the lie to NIMBYs who think that "out of scale" refers to height, when clearly it's a matter of footprint.

February 10th, 2006, 12:51 AM
Not so much of a sliver as it appears -- the adjacent buildings actually rise up to the 7th floor on one side and the 8th floor on the other.

As you can see here: http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=82268&postcount=10

Half of the buildings on that side of the block are about that height (though they do have larger foot prints).

February 10th, 2006, 12:53 AM
Did lofter get a camera?
Not my own -- not yet ;)

February 12th, 2006, 12:48 PM



February 12th, 2006, 12:57 PM
Once the snow settles down Id be interested to see everyone's, the same, snow covered view...

February 12th, 2006, 06:37 PM
Krull, you have the best view of anyone here.

February 12th, 2006, 09:16 PM
And will, before too long, have a view of the top of this (poor thing) ...


February 13th, 2006, 11:16 PM
No one's going to top krulltime, so here's some Greenpoint, made much more scenic by the snow...


March 25th, 2006, 12:35 AM
Here is my view, not too bad for my first place in NY.

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/849/viewjpg6oz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

March 25th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Here is my view, not too bad for my first place in NY.

What a great view :cool: I like watching those bridges at night :)

March 25th, 2006, 11:36 AM
Here is my view, not too bad for my first place in NY.

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/849/viewjpg6oz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Nice bridge view. ;)

March 25th, 2006, 02:00 PM
Anytime you get a view of the water its a premium.

August 14th, 2006, 08:07 PM
I woke up early this morning and snapped a few from my windows while the coffee brewed:




August 14th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Beautiful, ManhattanKnight. You must be over the moon about that view of yours.

August 15th, 2006, 12:16 PM
:eek: Wow! My only problem is, which do I chose to be my new desktop background?

August 15th, 2006, 01:29 PM
#3: Red Square?

August 15th, 2006, 03:05 PM
That's the one I went with - it's flat out intoxicating.

August 19th, 2006, 08:24 AM
Here's the view from my window.
Malmö is the third biggest city in Sweden.
It has 272,634 inhabitants.
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/2528/outsidemywindowmv7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3342/rightoutsidemywindow2gl6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Also, adding a few pictures of Turning Torso.
-The highest residential building in Europe (opened on 27 August,2005).
-The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 feet) with 54 stories.
-The design uses nine five-story cubes that twist as it rises; the top-most segment is twisted ninety degrees clockwise with respect to the ground floor.
-Along with other Calatrava designs, Turning Torso was featured as a work of art in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from October 2005 to January 2006.
- This is the first twisting skyscraper of its kind in the world, and has already inspired variations such as Infinity Tower (http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=244169) in Dubai and Calatrava's own 400 North Lake Shore Drive (http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=240620) in Chicago and Torres de Calatrava (http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/cx/?id=110695) in Valencia.
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/6324/turningtorso1ka2.th.jpg (http://img226.imageshack.us/my.php?image=turningtorso1ka2.jpg)
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2081/turningtorso2sz9.th.jpg (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=turningtorso2sz9.jpg)
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/1584/turningtorso3cu2.th.jpg (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=turningtorso3cu2.jpg)
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/8199/turningtorso4fk7.th.jpg (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=turningtorso4fk7.jpg)
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/6629/turningtorso5fs8.th.jpg (http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=turningtorso5fs8.jpg)

Wanna learn more about Malmö? Please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malmo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malmo) or http://www.malmo.se (http://www.malmo.se/turist/inenglish.4.33aee30d103b8f15916800021935.html)

August 19th, 2006, 08:33 AM
Quite a contrast between Peter Rabbit Suburbia and high-tech occupied sculpture. The latter verges on the sublime --though they're both pretty nice.

August 20th, 2006, 08:50 AM
that's what I see from my window... the Politeama Theatre... no neighbours in front of my palace... I'm so lucky!!!:D :D :D :D

May 2nd, 2009, 03:03 PM
I was thinking about this thread a while back - fun idea, I thought. And since I now have a view worth capturing, might as well revive the thread.
I live in a high-rise in Elizabeth, NJ.

http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/2633/img4281l.jpg (http://img396.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img4281l.jpg)

May 6th, 2009, 08:18 PM
From my kitchen window.


From my bedroom window.


May 6th, 2009, 09:39 PM
beautiful view!

May 7th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Soundtrack music for this thread.... as a fan of all things 1966, I offer this :