Main | Thursday, February 16, 2006

Time-Warner Center

The Time-Warner Center, formerly the AOL Time-Warner Center, looms as darkly and ominously over the southwest corner of Central Park as my picture (taken last weekend) seems to indicate. The double (not "twin") towers are 69 stories each, and the north tower also contains the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. There's a rather average shopping mall on the street level, with some posh restaurants in its atrium and a huge Whole Foods in its basement.

Every time I go through Columbus Circle, the TW Center brings to mind a dystopian sci-fi movie, and I can easily imagine this glass monstrosity as the evil headquarters of the Orwellian government, spying into the homes of Americans through their televisions. Oh...wait.

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