218 Hours in New York

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“It’s June second, he told himself. Try to remember that. This is New York, and tomorrow will be June third. If all goes well, the following day will be the fourth. But nothing is certain.” 

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"Cities at night, I feel, contain men who cry in their sleep and then say Nothing.

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It’s nothing. Just sad dreams.

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Or something like that … Swing low in your weep ship, with your tear scans and your sob probes, and you would mark them.

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Women - and they can be wives, lovers, gaunt muses, fat nurses, obsessions, devourers, exes, nemeses -

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Will wake and turn to these men and ask, with female need-to-know, ‘What is it?’

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And the men say, ‘Nothing. No it isn’t anything really.

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Just sad dreams.’

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… And when he sighed you could hear the distant seagulls falling through his lungs.

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Nothing. It isn’t anything. Just sad dreams.” 

(Photography by Philip Banks)

new-brutalism:

Wedgewood House and Trevelyan House, Greenways Estate, Bethnal Green, London, Denys Lasdun, 1956-58
Photo: Simon Phipps

new-brutalism:

Wedgewood House and Trevelyan House, Greenways Estate, Bethnal Green, London, Denys Lasdun, 1956-58

Photo: Simon Phipps

#staircase #newmuseum #newyork #SANAA

#staircase #newmuseum #newyork #SANAA

Down down down down at the #newmuseum #SANAA #architecture #staircase #newyork

Down down down down at the #newmuseum #SANAA #architecture #staircase #newyork

#gotham #city / #Chrysler

#gotham #city / #Chrysler

#newyork #coding. Flecks of #Georgian

#newyork #coding. Flecks of #Georgian

#newyork #typography walking the #highline

#newyork #typography walking the #highline

Inside the #Guggenheim #franklloydwright

Inside the #Guggenheim #franklloydwright

I Stumbled Upon You, Corbu.

writingaboutarchitecture:

This time last year I visited the grave of Master Architect, Le Corbusier. (A very grave moment, indeed)

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I wanted to be moved to the point I would fall to my knees, shedding at least a tear from each eye.

But all that happened was this:

Le Corbusier

Boom! 

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Boooooom!

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BOOM!

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His life’s work flashing-in-quick-succession in my mind’s eye.

Still think about this scorching day trying to find Le Corbusier’s tombstone in a massive cemetery in Roquebrune, South of France.

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Mummers Theater (now Stage Center), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1970, Demolished 2014
(John M. Johansen)
As demolition proceeds in earnest on this understudied monument to architect John Johansen’s inimitable creativity, I’ll dedicate the next few days to photographs of his doomed masterpiece. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do now but look back with respect and admiration. 

Another one bites the dust

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Mummers Theater (now Stage Center), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1970, Demolished 2014

(John M. Johansen)

As demolition proceeds in earnest on this understudied monument to architect John Johansen’s inimitable creativity, I’ll dedicate the next few days to photographs of his doomed masterpiece. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do now but look back with respect and admiration. 

Another one bites the dust