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Old Jul 14, 2005, 8:01 AM   #1
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These are some buildings in Battery Park down at the south end of Manhattan. I happen to have been at my lawyer's office and I just thought this would be a great photo.


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Old Jul 15, 2005, 7:32 AM   #2
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I thinkthat's is a photo of the Time-Warner Center at Columbus circle. But nice photo anyway.




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Old Jul 15, 2005, 7:46 AM   #3
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Gadzooks! You're right, it wasn't by Battery Park, this was a different day.

Sheesh where is my mind going.

Yes, it is the Time Warner Center.
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 7:50 AM   #4
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An understandable error. Anytime I have to meet with my lawyer I become confused and disoriented.
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Old Jul 16, 2005, 8:51 PM   #5
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Indeed Time Warner Center... however, since were on the topic.

ONe thing I find interesting about the building(s) is that from certain angles, they appear to be two dimensional. This one kind of shows it on the left building. It almost appears to be flat.

Anyone else notice this, or am I just losing it?


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Old Jul 16, 2005, 8:59 PM   #6
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Yeah you're definitely right. That's one of the things that got my attention. Basically it is the cut of the angle of the building, and the point-of-view. The building is not square or rectangular, it is more like trapezoidal. Therefore even with a binocular perspective, the depth is hidden behind the front of the building, leaving you with only width and height visible. It is rather interesting. This actually works quite well until you venture very far off to one side.
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I agree, they can look two-dimensional. I was just in NYC last month. Here's a picture I took of these towers.


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Old Jul 19, 2005, 7:49 PM   #8
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UrbanPhotos, another perfect example.

Im curious to know if the architect used that design for "the effect" on purpose. Those just look like two giant flat panels against the sky!!!!

Nice.
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