Cityscapes || Dancing in the streets

1/Two Bridges
Sculpture: “5 in 1”, 1973-74, Tony Rosenthal. On permanent display at One Police Plaza, it consists of five interlocking discs which represent the interconnectedness of the City’s Five Boroughs, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.

2-3-4-5-6/Financial district
Sculpture: ”Untitled, (Two Dancing Figures)”, 1989, Keith Haring. On display in 17 State St.

July 1st, 2017

A touch of Gotham (in case you missed New York)

The first two images are from the former Mount Vernon Church, designed by architect Charles Howard Walker and built ca. 1892 on the corner of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue, in Back Bay. It functioned as a congregational church until 1970 when it was closed; it was destroyed by fire in 1978.

In 1983 the remains were imaginatively restored by architect Graham Gund who decided to keep the existing church structure – tower included – and combine it with a modern building. The result was today’s Church Court Condominiums, one of the most interesting residential buildings in Boston. I wonder whether the tower has been converted into a loft – just imagine the views!

The next three images are details from an office building, located at 60 Massachusetts Ave. 

Details about the building’s course from Church to luxury condos can be found on Back Bay Houses.

May 1st, 2017

Dorchester Heights Park, Boston

”At this place the cannon brought by General Henry Knox from Fort Ticonderoga to deliver to General George Washington in the winter of 1775-1776 were used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston.”

Besides its historical role and significance, this is a quite neighbourhood park with views over South Boston, surrounded by rows of beautiful houses. Especially ambient at dusk, when the first city lights begin to flicker in the distance.

April 30th, 2017