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    "47 water towers"
    Love Them All!
    And in this neighborhood all 47 of 'em look
    better than the ugly brick boxes they keep surrounding
    them with, on all the new (hideous) construction in the area

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    I watched my first sex act from my SoHo window. It was a young couple on a rooftop. It was around '79. It changed me, I tell ya.

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    Mondrian Soho has risen at the left in that ^ photo (where the blue netting and scaffolding can be seen). Gehry Beekman now obscures 60 Wall Street and neighbors (at center).

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    Check out 1 WTC

    ccho
    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5004/...36d00566_o.jpg


    Crossing 14th St walking up 8th Avenue has to be the most jarring introduction to the street grid. I always wish for the village to continue north a little more.


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    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/...7d6427e2_o.jpg


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    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5246/...1e9e7d00_o.jpg



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    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5169/...f5099ecc_o.jpg

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    WOW. And that street wall is spectacular.


    Sutton Place

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2011/0...s_revealed.php

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    I know, and it contiunues like that until 96th street.

    That Trump tumor is soo bad.

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    Beautiful. Great timing for the sun.



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1...-18964236@N00/

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    I love the lines in the photo Merry posted on July 26.

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    See article for more pics from Alex MacLean's new book "Up on The Roof: New York's Hidden Skyline Spaces".


    New York secret rooftop world: Amazing aerial shots give you a view of city's skyline as you've never seen it before

    This incredible collection of aerial photographs taken above New York gives a rare glimpse of a hidden rooftop world. Just a few stories above the non-stop hubbub of city life exists an incredible oasis of lush gardens, restaurants, swimming pools and even tennis courts.

    Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's eco-friendly 'roofscaping' initiatives, the tops of dozens of buildings have been transformed into amazing outdoor living spaces and models for green-city living.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...top-world.html

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    Wow, this is awesome.


    Stained-Glass Watertower is Ablaze Atop a Dumbo Warehouse

    by Jessica Dailey

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    Dumbo is now home to the city's fanciest (albeit, fake) watertower. Last night, artist Tom Fruin flipped the switch on his latest installation, a replica of the iconic New York rooftop structure made from 1000 pieces of salvaged plexiglass. Fruin collected the colorful pieces from all over NYC, "from the floors of Chinatown sign shops to the closed Dumbo studio of artist Dennis Oppenheim to Astoria’s demolition salvage warehouse Build It Green!NYC." For the next year, the kaleidescopic watertower will be illuminated every day at dusk, giving the Dumbo skyline a nightly light show from the roof of 20 Jay Street.





    All photos by Robert Banat.

    Colorful Kaleidoscopic Watertower to Light Up the Dumbo Skyline [Curbed]
    Watertower [Tom Fruin]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/0...house.php#more

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    The Water Tank Project

    (see article for a video and more details)





    For the first time in history, New York City’s iconic water tanks will be used as canvases for public art. Twelve feet high, thirteen feet in diameter, made mostly of redwood, water tanks can be seen from almost every corner of the City.

    With the support of the City of New York, we present The Water Tank Project (TWTP). For twelve weeks during Summer 2013, TWTP will transform the skyline by converting water tanks across all five boroughs into works of art on the subject of water. Artists participating in TWTP will donate original works of art, which we will scan and print on vinyl material that will be installed on carefully selected tanks. These artist-designed tanks will spark a global dialogue about the future of one of our most precious and endangered resources: WATER.

    Public art takes place outside museum and gallery walls. It is free, open 24 hours a day, and accessible to everyone. Kickstarter allows us the opportunity to realize our dream of funding this landmark public art event by the same community it serves: you the people!









    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...r-tank-project

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    913street
    The watertowers add so much to the city's roofscape.

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    This Hopper-esque shot caught my eye out in Jackson Heights.


    Edward Hopper in Queens by vanshnookenraggen, on Flickr

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