Friday, October 23, 2009

Lipstick building

I've always liked the look of this building at 53rd Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan., called the Lipstick Building. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia: "The building receives its name from its shape and color, which resemble a tube of lipstick. At three levels, blocks of the building recede as part of Manhattan's zoning regulation in which the building is required to recede within its spatial envelope, to increase the availability of light to street level. The shape, which is unusual in comparison to surrounding buildings, uses less space at the base than a regular skyscraper would use. This provides more room for the high numbers of pedestrians who travel via Third Avenue."

6 comments:

Babzy said...

you shoot it perfectly , very nice architecture !have a good weekend :)

RinBlft said...

Nice shot and great perspective...would be great to live in a city with such architecture....available to your eyes every day. Have a great weekend.

the_plainsman said...

Very effective photo that illustrates the building's unique shape and hue well. Have a fun weekend, Lori!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Cool shot! It certainly does look like a lipstick tube!

vanilla press said...

Love it.Very nice photo

marley said...

Cool building! Great design.