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    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...


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    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.)

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    Default Uptown, NYC

    Sunrise, January 2006
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    I wake up to lots and lots of traffic noise and asphalt....


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    Sorry for crappy resolution...

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    An old one, from April 11, 2002 ...
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    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.

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    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.

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    I keep hoping they'll restore the cornice on this old beauty.

    It will only make the view better ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    I keep hoping they'll restore the cornice on this old beauty.
    Looks like those two upper levels were added later. 2 cornices?

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    I hate when they just plop additions on top.

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    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.
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    Stern: I recognize Normandie Court on your photo.

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    Did lofter get a camera?

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