walter's park

  • Daniels: this is my boyfriend Walter, and this is Walter's boyfriend David.
  • Tennessee: Hey...oh...wait, sorry, what's the situation?
  • Daniels: What do you mean?
  • Tennesee: How does this work?
  • Daniels: Walter is gay but he's straight for me, but he's gay for David, and David's really gay for Walter. And I hate David.
  • David: It's not that complicated.

Golden skyscrapers. Sunset view of Midtown Manhattan modern skyscrapers from the top of Rockefeller Center’s International Building in the autumn of 1963. At left is the 52-story Union Carbide Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1960) and behind it, the steel skeleton of the new 50-story Chemical Bank New York Trust Building at 277 Park Avenue (Emery Roth & Sons, 1964) under construction. The Art Deco’s golden crown of the Chrysler Building (William Van Allen, 1930), with the New York Central (Warren & Wetmore, 1929) and the 59-story Pan Am Building (Walter Gropius-Emery Roth & Sons-Pietro Belluschi) can be seen on right.

Photo: Eliott Elisofon/LIFE Magazine.

Source: “New York World’s Fair 1964/1965 Official Souvenir Book” (New York, Time & Life, 1964).


Paisley Park History

When Paisley Park opened in 1987, it was Prince’s hope that the facilities would be used for more than just his projects. The 12,500 square foot soundstage was built as an adaptable space that could accommodate full-scale tour pre-production and rehearsals, custom stage build outs, photo shoots, concerts, and the production of commercials, music videos, and films.
In 1993, the soundstage was used to film interior shots for a feature film, Grumpy Old Men. Although you’d never know it while watching the movie, the inside of the homes for the characters played by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon were actually movie sets constructed at Paisley Park.


Pooh’s Place by Mark Walter

The Pan Am Building (Walter Gropius-Emery Roth & Sons-Pietro Belluschi, 1963), above Grand Central Terminal. View of Park Avenue looking north from 38th Street. Spring, 1965. 

Photo: Unknown.

Source: Deborah Nevins “Grand Central Terminal. City within the City” (New York. The Municipal Art Society of New York. 1982).