Having been stuck in the rain in a taxi on Third Avenue yesterday, I thought I would walk to my meeting on Lexington Avenue.
I have been struck by the fashion for tall, skinny buildings which New Yorkers hate because they feel that they are disfiguring the traditional skyline. I like them because they are unexpected feats of engineering and design, introducing a new vocabulary to the skyscraper.
There were two on 23rd. Street:-
I got a good view of the Chrysler Building:-
My destination was 570 Lexington Avenue, the General Electric Building, designed by Cross and Cross – a building with remarkably well preserved art deco detailing:-