Main | Monday, November 06, 2006

Midday View - Grace Building

I got this shot last week on my lunch hour, which I occasionally spend in Bryant Park across from this, the W.R. Grace Building on 42nd Street. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft, the 50-story Grace is a virtual double of the Solow Building on 57th Street, another Bunshaft creation. It may be a bit difficult to detect at this front-on angle, but the defining characteristic of both buildings are their lovely sloping fronts. I've always wondered if one could step out of one of the upper windows and slide down the front. Built in '71, the Grace is one of the few "newer" buildings in Midtown that I really admire.

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