July 25, 2014
#641_Fifth_Avenue #Olympic_Tower #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Office #Condominium #architect #Skidmore_Owings_and_Merrill #Built #1976 #51_Stories #225_Units #805432_sf #Owner #Developer #Arlen_Development #Aristotle_Onassis #Victory_Development #Anchor_Tenant #NBA ; This #glass & #steel #internationalist #skyscraper built on a former #Best_and_Company department store site is special not just because of its beauty. This was the first #mixed_use developments in the US and the #fifth_avenue residences once housed famous #fraudster & Anne Hathaway ex boyfriend #Raffaello_Follieri (at Olympic Tower)

#641_Fifth_Avenue #Olympic_Tower #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Office #Condominium #architect #Skidmore_Owings_and_Merrill #Built #1976 #51_Stories #225_Units #805432_sf #Owner #Developer #Arlen_Development #Aristotle_Onassis #Victory_Development #Anchor_Tenant #NBA ; This #glass & #steel #internationalist #skyscraper built on a former #Best_and_Company department store site is special not just because of its beauty. This was the first #mixed_use developments in the US and the #fifth_avenue residences once housed famous #fraudster & Anne Hathaway ex boyfriend #Raffaello_Follieri (at Olympic Tower)

July 23, 2014
#puppystream #dustingbresler my 16 year old best friend #toypoodle and his 7 year old best friend lab!! (at Dustin’s Layer)

#puppystream #dustingbresler my 16 year old best friend #toypoodle and his 7 year old best friend lab!! (at Dustin’s Layer)

July 22, 2014
Life is an oyster so grateful to have my partner @thegothamista in our beloved city #gotham  (at 1285 Avenue Of The Americas)

Life is an oyster so grateful to have my partner @thegothamista in our beloved city #gotham (at 1285 Avenue Of The Americas)

July 22, 2014
#500_Fifth_Avenue #Salmon_Tower_2 #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Office #Architect #Shreve_Lamb_Harmon_and_Associates #Contractor #Charles_T_Willis #Built #1931 #60_Stories #659112_sf #Owner #1472_Broadway_Inc #Developer #Walter_J_Salmon #Anchor_Tenant #Zara ; This recent #landmark #artdeco #skyscraper on the northeast corner of #Bryant_Park cost #4M to build back in the 30s. After nearly 12 years of landbanking this little sister to the Empire State Building took only a year to build. It has been well maintained and is one of the many beautiful #terracotta & #limestone relics to great construction scattered throughout #gotham at 500 5th Ave (at 500 5th Ave)

#500_Fifth_Avenue #Salmon_Tower_2 #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Office #Architect #Shreve_Lamb_Harmon_and_Associates #Contractor #Charles_T_Willis #Built #1931 #60_Stories #659112_sf #Owner #1472_Broadway_Inc #Developer #Walter_J_Salmon #Anchor_Tenant #Zara ; This recent #landmark #artdeco #skyscraper on the northeast corner of #Bryant_Park cost #4M to build back in the 30s. After nearly 12 years of landbanking this little sister to the Empire State Building took only a year to build. It has been well maintained and is one of the many beautiful #terracotta & #limestone relics to great construction scattered throughout #gotham at 500 5th Ave (at 500 5th Ave)

July 21, 2014
Happy to be on my way home to #building_buddy #gotham (at Delta Terminal - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

Happy to be on my way home to #building_buddy #gotham (at Delta Terminal - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

July 18, 2014
@thegothamista is in the south in case you can’t tell but #dustingbresler

@thegothamista is in the south in case you can’t tell but #dustingbresler

July 18, 2014
#historic_photo #1918  #building_buddy #Flatiron_Building #175_Fifth_Avenue #Office #Architect #Daniel_Burnham #27_Stories #Built #1902 #Developer #Contractor #George_Fuller_Company #Owner #Sorgente_Group ; Doesn’t get much better than this #NYC #landmark on the south side of #Madison_Square_Park and in fact it was so beautiful that it’s real name, the #Fuller_Building , after its developer of course, died a slow death and few know it’s true name (at Flatiron Building)

#historic_photo #1918 #building_buddy #Flatiron_Building #175_Fifth_Avenue #Office #Architect #Daniel_Burnham #27_Stories #Built #1902 #Developer #Contractor #George_Fuller_Company #Owner #Sorgente_Group ; Doesn’t get much better than this #NYC #landmark on the south side of #Madison_Square_Park and in fact it was so beautiful that it’s real name, the #Fuller_Building , after its developer of course, died a slow death and few know it’s true name (at Flatiron Building)

July 15, 2014
#historic_photo #1971 #1_World_Trade_Center #2_World_Trade_Center #Building_Buddy #NeverForget (at World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial)

#historic_photo #1971 #1_World_Trade_Center #2_World_Trade_Center #Building_Buddy #NeverForget (at World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial)

July 14, 2014   1 note
#historic_photo #1900 #building_buddy #Waldorf_Astoria #built #1893 #destroyed #1929 #architect #Henry_Hardenbergh
Occupying the west side of Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets, the Waldorf and Astoria were built at two different times with William Waldorf Astor’s Waldorf hotel (left half) preceding the Astoria (right half) by several years. The southwest corner of 34th and Fifth had been the site of Mrs. Caroline Astor’s home (William’s aunt). Mrs. Astor was a holdout, opposed to the northward creep of commercial buildings along Fifth Avenue. William had the Waldorf Hotel designed with the expectation that his aunt would eventually move north and the Astoria would follow. Each floor’s corridors abruptly dead-ended with no windows at all on the north wall. Once the “Astoria” was built, the walls at the ends of those corridors came down and the two buildings were “conjoined”. The resulting grand corridor on the ground floor came to be known as “Peacock Alley” after the highest and most extravagantly dressed of New York’s society made it their stomping grounds. This Waldorf-Astoria would ultimately be razed (and the hotel relocated to the east side of Park Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets) to make way for the #Empire_State_Building (at Empire State Building)

#historic_photo #1900 #building_buddy #Waldorf_Astoria #built #1893 #destroyed #1929 #architect #Henry_Hardenbergh
Occupying the west side of Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets, the Waldorf and Astoria were built at two different times with William Waldorf Astor’s Waldorf hotel (left half) preceding the Astoria (right half) by several years. The southwest corner of 34th and Fifth had been the site of Mrs. Caroline Astor’s home (William’s aunt). Mrs. Astor was a holdout, opposed to the northward creep of commercial buildings along Fifth Avenue. William had the Waldorf Hotel designed with the expectation that his aunt would eventually move north and the Astoria would follow. Each floor’s corridors abruptly dead-ended with no windows at all on the north wall. Once the “Astoria” was built, the walls at the ends of those corridors came down and the two buildings were “conjoined”. The resulting grand corridor on the ground floor came to be known as “Peacock Alley” after the highest and most extravagantly dressed of New York’s society made it their stomping grounds. This Waldorf-Astoria would ultimately be razed (and the hotel relocated to the east side of Park Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets) to make way for the #Empire_State_Building (at Empire State Building)

July 13, 2014
#historic_photo #1983 #Guardian_Angels protecting the subways of #gotham (at Subway Station 33rd Street (6))

#historic_photo #1983 #Guardian_Angels protecting the subways of #gotham (at Subway Station 33rd Street (6))

July 12, 2014
@katalex1 & @thegothamista spreading love the Brooklyn way!!! (at Kings County Bar)

@katalex1 & @thegothamista spreading love the Brooklyn way!!! (at Kings County Bar)

July 12, 2014
#Washigton_Square_Arch #Washington_Square_Park #Monument #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Architect #Mckim_Mead_and_White #Built #1892 #1_Story #Developer #Owner #City_of_New_York ; This #landmark is one of the truly great #icons of #gotham. Built from #marble, this #Stanford_White designed masterpiece was originally temporarily built in wood to commerate the 100 year anniversary of the presidency of #George_Washington - it was so popular it became permanently built in its current state. To my Parisian friends this may look familiar as its an intentional ripoff of your iconic monument :) (at Washington Square Arch)

#Washigton_Square_Arch #Washington_Square_Park #Monument #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Architect #Mckim_Mead_and_White #Built #1892 #1_Story #Developer #Owner #City_of_New_York ; This #landmark is one of the truly great #icons of #gotham. Built from #marble, this #Stanford_White designed masterpiece was originally temporarily built in wood to commerate the 100 year anniversary of the presidency of #George_Washington - it was so popular it became permanently built in its current state. To my Parisian friends this may look familiar as its an intentional ripoff of your iconic monument :) (at Washington Square Arch)

July 10, 2014
#Madison_Square_Garden #building_buddy #historic_photo #1904 #built #1890 #architect #Stanford_White #McKim_Mead_and_White #destroyed #1926 #developer #owner #william_vanderbilt this is the real MSG torn.  It was torn down down to build the beautiful #New_York_Life_Building but more importantly it was the place of its architect’s death in 1906 at the hands of the husband of the woman Stanford was having an affair with.  Gotta love #gotham (at New York Life, 51 Madison Avenue, New York)

#Madison_Square_Garden #building_buddy #historic_photo #1904 #built #1890 #architect #Stanford_White #McKim_Mead_and_White #destroyed #1926 #developer #owner #william_vanderbilt this is the real MSG torn. It was torn down down to build the beautiful #New_York_Life_Building but more importantly it was the place of its architect’s death in 1906 at the hands of the husband of the woman Stanford was having an affair with. Gotta love #gotham (at New York Life, 51 Madison Avenue, New York)

July 8, 2014
#NoMad #Gotham #building_buddy my city; my hood (at Nomad)

#NoMad #Gotham #building_buddy my city; my hood (at Nomad)

July 7, 2014
#dustingbresler looking and feeling super swag #puppystream #toypoodle (at Dustin’s Lair)

#dustingbresler looking and feeling super swag #puppystream #toypoodle (at Dustin’s Lair)