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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Correct, as ever ...
    I disagree.

    I think 'early' was describing 'afternoon' rather than 'winter.'

    Just thought I should put that out there...


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    I think ablarc is correct.

    late winter afternoon.

    Late and winter are adjectives describing the noun afternoon.

    In the case of multiple adjectives, the one closest to the noun acts first, forming the noun-phrase winter afternoon. The second adjective acts on the phrase.

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    I shoulda wrote:

    "On a late afternoon in winter ... "

    or

    "On a winter's late afternoon ... "

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    ^I disagree. Prolixity's not needed when punctuation does the trick:

    On a late, winter afternoon
    On a late-winter afternoon

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    "On a late winter afternoon, the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness."

    Sounds pretty good!

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    This building was stunning before, but now it looks utterly amazing. The FlatIron area has one of the most magnificent collection of buildings anywhere. In block after block and avenue after avenue, the buildings are so ornate and detailed. When I was walking down 5th this morning, I looked west and saw O'Neill's golden domes glittering in the sun. It was a sight whose beauty could be surpassed only by Hayek or Watts.

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    I disagree.

    Hayek and Watts' beauty is overrated anyway.

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    From ESB webcam:
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    That building is one of the utterly magnificent ones in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
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    Hayek and Watts' beauty is overrated anyway.
    What you talkin' about, Willis?

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    I agree with LondonLawyer, Hayek is a cutie ...and built where it counts.

    http://www.hayek.org.ar/biografia.jsp.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio View Post
    I agree with LondonLawyer, Hayek is a cutie ...and built where it counts.

    http://www.hayek.org.ar/biografia.jsp.htm
    (.)(.)

    P.S.: One sad development vis-a-vis 6th Ave. is that B of A apparently is not removing the horrible 60's facade from the mid-19th century building near the Limelight that it will occupy. I hoped that the original brick would be restored.

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    Good for the building, even though it's a shame that the days of glamorous department stores in Manhattan are gone and nearly everything old is being converted into condos.

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    Is it just me or do the new ones look shorter than the old ones were?

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