Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bound Caryatids

American Tract Society Building, Nassau Street and Spruce Street, New York
Detail of the American Tract Society Building
Nassau Street and Spruce Street
Civic Center, New York, September 2007

7 comments:

Jacob said...

It looks like Americans can build some interesting buildings, too, when they set their minds to it!

Not like the ones in Europe, but...

The name rings a bell...I wonder if this is where they put together "evangelistic" tracts to hand out to the heathen?

tapirgal said...

You're finding things almost as weird as B Squared finds. I love the colors here! Of course, nice architecture :)

Dina said...

Oh the poor caryatids!

Sort of a bad message on a building where "liberating" tracts are spun.

VP said...

@ Jacob - Like many buildings it keeps the original name, but I think these temperance warriors are long gone somewhere else.
I have seen this part in a movie, used as a luxury penthouse. (Inside Man)

cieldequimper said...

It is interesting architecturally speaking, and I really like your angle and composition. Have a great Sunday (unlike me, pestering against these European no trouble policies as you call them...)

JM said...

Wonderful details! This building is new to me...

Tinsie said...

The Caryatids are interesting, but the colours are quite striking too. Unusual architecture for sure.