One of the things I love most about Chicago is it’s very unique and distinct architecture. Some may say we have too much old and not enough new but developments in the last few years have helped shift the balance. Buildings such as Trump Tower, along the Chicago River, add more glass and steel to an otherwise concrete filled skyline. Whether old or new, Chicago has, in my humble opinion, an amazing skyline that is unmatched by most other cities.
Enter New York City… Drive in, train it, or walk in to Manhattan from any number of off island locations and you can’t help but pick out the Empire State Building or the Chrysler Building. The river is dotted with amazing feats of architecture in the form of the beautiful bridges such as the Brooklyn Bridge shown here in, “Pathway.” While I love my sweet home Chicago, I can’t help but look up at all the amazing buildings as I’m walking around New York.
One of my favorite spots is Chelsea where the buildings take on an almost Parisian feel (remember “The Chelsea” from yesterday’s post?) with their intricate stonework and wrought iron balconies and fire escapes. Before adding today’s Photo of the Day, “The Flatiron” to the mix, I had a number of people ask me if the building shown in one of my older pieces, “The Red Balloon” was taken in New York. Can you see some of the similarities?
Once again, I decided to do a black and white and color version of “The Flatiron” and I’m happy I did. Both show the intricate detail of the building but I love what each format brings to the mix.