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October 25, 2011 10:54 AM   Subscribe


 
Wow this is embarrassing, didn't anyone ever notice that Madison Square Garden is round? It's pretty obvious from above.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:58 AM on October 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


Amazing what $3 ATM fees can build.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 11:01 AM on October 25, 2011 [8 favorites]


It would be interesting to see some other cities from above as well, Tokyo, London, or say Hong Kong.
posted by mary8nne at 11:01 AM on October 25, 2011


I can see the window of the room I'm sitting in, here. (All the way on the left edge, 1/3 down.)
posted by StickyCarpet at 11:05 AM on October 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


beautiful. thanks.
posted by rude.boy at 11:09 AM on October 25, 2011


Admit it, you sighted along the inside of your wrist, targeting a spire, flagpole or ledge in one of these photos, and went "THWIP!"
posted by Slap*Happy at 11:11 AM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wish there were more to the photos than Manhattan skyscraper porn, but goddamn does this make me miss my hometown.
posted by invitapriore at 11:15 AM on October 25, 2011


Somehow these photos make me nostalgic for the days when I lived in New York. But then I remember how miserable I was while living there and go right back to hating it.
posted by slogger at 11:15 AM on October 25, 2011


I know a lot of mefites live in NYC. I went for the first time this summer. It truly is an amazing city. These pictures really capture the beauty. To anyone living there, don't take it for granted.
posted by Brodiggitty at 11:16 AM on October 25, 2011


Why are the NYC photos in the Denver Post?
posted by maryr at 11:22 AM on October 25, 2011


Where is Sesame Street?
posted by KokuRyu at 11:41 AM on October 25, 2011


Where is Sesame Street?

Three blocks west of Avenue Q.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 11:42 AM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Over the past few years I've noticed a number of newspapers following boston.com's lead and launching web site features with large, high-quality image galleries. I think that's pretty great and hope more do the same.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 11:48 AM on October 25, 2011


I live in the woods. These photos make me dizzy.
posted by Lou Stuells at 12:10 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Madison Square Garden is round?

Penn Station is similarly not located in Pennsylvania.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:22 PM on October 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


Next thing you're going to tell me JFK Airport isn't where JFK lives.
posted by DreamerFi at 12:30 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nor does Penn Station even go to Pennsylvania. It just sits right there. LAME.
posted by red clover at 12:52 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


madison square garden + neither

It's really impressive and interesting how isolated the Empire State Building remains after all these decades (it marked the termination of the pre-Depression building boom, and development just never caught up).

I'm also impressed with how well the Moynihan Courthouse complements the other buildings in its grouping, with subtle architectural nods to each of them.

I can't ever not look for the buildings where I worked those two years I was in NYC. Unfortunately, two of them are gone.
posted by dhartung at 1:04 PM on October 25, 2011


So many people. So many people! It makes me feel grateful that I live in a place at the moment with lots and lots of breathing room. What with the revelation that there are now 7 billion people on this planet - and that number is rapidly climbing - I'm even more happy to be where I am right now. I don't have much, but I have privacy and space, even in the library I'm sitting in right now.
posted by Malice at 1:11 PM on October 25, 2011


madison square garden + neither

Don't even get me started on the Holy Roman Empire.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 1:24 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Does anyone else find the formulation "Building X stands in this aerial photograph" weird? Or is it a case of repetition can make anything seem odd?
posted by Kattullus at 4:14 PM on October 25, 2011


London from above (at night).

1) http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/london_from_above_at_night.html

2) http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/01/more_of_london_from_above_at_n.html
posted by MattWPBS at 4:42 PM on October 25, 2011


The garden is ugly. Tearing down the old Penn was a crime.
posted by Brian Puccio at 6:09 PM on October 25, 2011


My main thought - damn, the city looks so CLEAN from up there. No wonder people want to come here.
posted by Zippity Goombah at 9:01 AM on October 26, 2011


Does anyone else find the formulation "Building X stands in this aerial photograph" weird? Or is it a case of repetition can make anything seem odd?

No it's definitely weird, and I suspect it stems from the paper's style guide saying that captions should be written in sentence form, with a verb, rather than as a descriptive label. Buildings, which do very little that is verb-worthy, must present quite a challenge.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:13 AM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


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