Chrysler Building, Manhattan

Some visual icons deserve their status. No matter how many pictures you see of them, no matter how well you think you know them from having seen endless second-hand depictions of them, the impact of being in their physical presence is a wholly different and much more impressive experience.

I have found this to be true of some artwork (Boticelli’s Venus comes to mind) and not others (The Mona Lisa), for natural phenomena (the Matterhorn is just unbelievable), and for architecture and engineering feats as well. The Chrysler Building definitely is one of the latter.

4 Responses to Icon
  1. Wolynski
    May 22, 2010 | 7:30 pm

    Beautiful. But why doesn’t the photo enlarge when I click on it?

  2. NT
    May 23, 2010 | 1:36 pm

    Thanks, and thanks for catching the coding error. Should work now.

  3. Suzy
    May 26, 2010 | 11:02 pm

    I feel the same way about both the Venus and the Mona Lisa. And the Chrysler building is my favorite building in NYC. Isn’t it amazing that the metal on it is still the original?

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