Very nice! I like the Noguchi's Cube photos.
I know I say this in every thread but really, I apologize for the quality. Due to my not remembering the camera had reset when it was without batteries for a while, I didn't change the quality setting from default. So these are half the normal quality. Re: the smudge, it's not on the lens, lens cleaner and a guy at J&R couldn't fix it; it's probably under the glass covering the lens. Someone needs to take it apart a bit.
Seven World Trade Center - posted in the official 7WTC thread also
Liberty Plaza (10 Liberty Street) - really, really dull
2 Gold Street - better than what I expected, though I still don't like the east face
Nice corner windows
East - Malhotra has treated this as the "back side" - I can see there wasn't too much effort put into aesthetics here. Some of the few good things are the window columns, which actually break it up pretty well and about half make up for the rest of the facade. If this is the same facade to the top, it won't exactly be pleasing on the East River skyline...
South. A little bit of the base pokes out at the bottom. The base has no distinctive features and is basically a longer continuation of the tower. I can't say anything about the first two floors yet, they haven't been clad.
Southwest - I really like the "main face" of the tower, the arrangement of glass and balconies makes it different for this part of Manhattan and nice to look at. Too bad this is a yucky shot.
The entrance to the garage is under the preserved facade of an old attached building
90 West Street
Deutsche Bank - the mesh rolls with the wind. It knows its time has come.
The Solaire - completely done
BPC Site 19B
NYU Medical/Pace tower - site
80 ___ Street, across from 2 Gold, which can be seen in the reflection
Marine Midland Bank Building, partially washed out
Peering up the tunnel
One Chase Manhattan Plaza. While I was taking these I found out apparently I'm not supposed to take pictures of this building, for "security" reasons. I went down the block, crossed the street, and took more photos.
Federal Reserve's narrow side
Zeytuna restaurant not far away
Mural on the blank wall next door
101 Barclay Street (with 7WTC)
World Financial Center
Cars for the super rich
City Hall Park
Battery Park City
Jersey City - Exchange Place area
Newport area (ignore bottom third of picture)
Beautiful little pond... it has a duck and there are fish, too
Not sure what building this is. Very red.
The Woolworth Building
With the worthless building next to it
Great downtown update. I like that fish pond - that whole area is really very nice. The red building is the Potter Building, I think. The sculpted details are eye-catching. I really like that Federal Reserve Bank, it's not often in sunlight as in your photo. Liberty Street has a good variety of architecture.
Nice shots!!! I love to see the city with its amazing views.
Peering up the tunnel in the cube shot is cool with a reflection of what building?
I also need to check out the winter garden with its expensive automobiles. Thanks for the hint.
Your not allowed to take pictures of any public buildings, especially profile buildings and landmarks. This is an innacuracy in Michael Moore's Farenheit 9/11. But while taking pictures is suspicious overrall this fed into another aspect that the paranoia surrounding terrorism is completly blown out of proportion.One Chase Manhattan Plaza. While I was taking these I found out apparently I'm not supposed to take pictures of this building, for "security" reasons. I went down the block, crossed the street, and took more photos.
I'm not? Since when?
As for the smudge, see if you can spin the glass a bit, and use a flashlight to see if it is indeed a lens problem.
If you are using a digital (which i am guessing by you saying the quality settings are lowered) it could also be the sensor grid.
Hope you find the reason! And keep taking shots!