Cité Curial-Michelet Housing Complex, Paris, France.

(Arch. André Coquet, 1966-69)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Preachers on top of skyscrapers
Seem to be all the rage
They’re the new face of hope to the broken
Shouting in loud voices with soft tongues
Crediting themselves for delivering
A nonexistent gospel
Self-love washes away sacrificial blood
For who wants to hear reality at its finest?
I’m no saint
I’m just a sinner
Driven by necessity
Proclaiming holy salvation out of my control
In a place filled with reality’s crowds
The skyscraper’s basement
—  djspookyrosebud - inspired by 1 Corinthians 9:16

Architecture studio dreams up bizarre U-shaped NYC skyscraper

  • Empire State, Chrysler… Big Bend?
  • The architecture studio Oiio recently released a proposal for a strange U-shaped New York City skyscraper it says would be the longest building in the world.
  • The “Big Bend,” which would be 4,000 feet long, “can become a modest architectural solution to the height limitations of Manhattan,” Oiio says on its website.  Read more (3/23/17)

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Otemachi 8134 by Krzysztof Baranowski
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Reflection of a golden sunset.


Sunset and evening commute, New York City