A blend of marvel and fear 2

A blend of marvel and fear 2

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alexander stefanatos

Premium (World), thessaloniki

A blend of marvel and fear 2

New York
(For more details please refer to the previous picture)

Flatiron building.
The Flatiron building is one of the most photographed and most famous historic landmarks of New York. The twenty one story building was constructed between 1901-1903 at the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue by the Chicago architect Daniel Burnham as the headquarters of the Fuller Construction Company and took this name because its unusual shape caused by the triangular plot. Eventually the Fuller company built, in 1929, another much taller building at 57th Str and Madison Avenue to bear the name of the company as "The Fuller building". The Flatiron is also a splendid example of the exceptional aesthetic beauty with which skyscrapers had been constructed at the turn of the 19th and early 20th century. Many more, now considered...elderly -one of them the Empire State Building -are also samples of that architectural elegancy before a later utilitarian approach, urgency for profit and need to cut down expenditure in constructive cost reduced them to their present, always impressive but rather obeying to a certain conformity status.

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  • Giampiero Mazzoleni 10/12/2015 17:46

    Foto impressionante, fantastico punto di ripresa e trattamento, bravo !!!!
  • dolphine 09/12/2015 17:31

    An impressive architecture. And original autor's point of view, cut also.
    Congratulations, Alexander!
    Friendly regards,
  • SINA 09/12/2015 13:24

    Himmelstürmend und dabei so schmal eine geniale Aufnahme wieder Alex
    herzliche Grüße für einen schönen Tag von mir Kristine
  • catherine Berthe 09/12/2015 8:46

    fantastique prise ++++++++++++++ amitiés catherine
  • Mirjam Burer 08/12/2015 10:50

    most impressive building and piece of architecture...great pov here Alexander and compliment for this marvellous b/w image with a touch of sepia..
    me agapi..
  • Harold Thompson 08/12/2015 10:36

    Fine looking structure and the strong contrast brings out the detail
    :-)) Harold
  • sparkling light 08/12/2015 10:04

    Fascinating point of view and cut. Exceptional photo work. Compliments, dear Alexander. A beauty!!
  • Sue Thompson 08/12/2015 9:30

    Superbly taken and edited Alexander, and the harsh contrast hee makes it look even more imposing.

  • Adele Oliver 08/12/2015 1:44

    so tall, reaching the sky ... I marvel at the fine old architecture with all its intricate details - well photographed to show its impressive height !!!
    greetings, Adele
  • adriana lissandrini 07/12/2015 23:59

    impressive and great shooting, great details and perspective
    ciao Adriana