Fifth Avenue Place

One of the more prominent of the skyscrapers from the Postmodernist boom in the 1980s. The spindle that sticks out the top has a particular meaning: it marks the height the builders had intended the building to reach. They were thwarted by the city government, which thought for some reason that it would be too tall at that height, although the monstrous U. S. Steel Building had not bothered them a decade and a half before.

Do you like this building better with or without a leafy frame? Father Pitt is willing to oblige either way.

Camera: Olympus E-20n.

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