|For those of you who know Lyndon, you know he has a passion for architecture. When we lived in Cambridge we could not pass any building without Lyndon giving me a lecture on the building's architecture, the history of it, what time period that particular architecture was made in, etc. By the end of our stint over there I could tell you what type of architecture each building was in plus the period each building was built in. I am now a total expert on gothic architecture. |
Anyways, New York is a fount of beautiful architecture. When we have friends or family come to town Lyndon likes to give them what we call the skyscraper tour. We did this with some friends from the law school a few weeks ago. However, due to the weather we only did a portion of the tour focusing on Madison Square. If you come to the city Madison Square is the perfect place to go and see a variety of the city's beautiful buildings. Plus you are in a beautiful park with the delicious Shake Shack.
Here is Lyndon's mini skyscraper tour:
|MetLife Tower. Completed in 1909. Built as a scale replica of St. Mark's Campanile in Venice, although four times higher. It was the tallest building in the world from 1909 to 1913.|
Here is the great orator himself leading the group.
Love the Shake Shack. The concrete jungle frozen custard is fantastic. Get it! You will not regret it.
There was a guy making these giant bubbles that Cosette became mesmerized with. She loves bubbles.
A bride and groom were getting their wedding photos done.
During the summer there was an event going on at some select parks called art in the park. Madison Square was one of the ones that participated. The giant nose above was part of the exhibit. Kind of funky. The different pieces were making wierd noises. Kind of funky.
I love the flat iron building. It is such a unique piece of architecture. I find it so fascinating. I love it!
Cosette enjoying her first shack dog with daddy.
Then it started to rain. She does not like the rain cover.
If anyone wants to take the whole skyscraper tour let us know.
We are always up for it.