Today I’m taking you on a tour and sharing a monumental surprise at Hudson Square in New York.
Much of SoHo is quaint and village like.
In fact the area is famous for these types of buildings which were originally factories and when later abandoned, were inhabited by artists for their expansive loft spaces.
You might even be fooled into thinking that you are on a Greek island every once in a while. This shot was taken in front of a restaurant. Love that blue!!
But if you gaze up there is no denying that you are in fact surrounded by lots of skyscrapers, the most prominent being The Freedom Tower at One Word Trade Center.
Some with ornate facades.
There is that spiral of The Freedom Tower looking down at us.
Lots of greenery too.
And unexpected facade cladding. This building, which is residential, is covered in a metal that is brimming with patina.
I lived in one of these when we first moved to the States a few lifetimes ago and I remember having a fire escape outside my 5th floor bedroom window. It was so thrilling for a girl who had never seen any building taller than two stories.
The Urban Glass House was designed by work famous architect Philip Johnson, he of the original Glass House fame built back in 1949.
Walking up Hudson Street we come to this. You’d think its a residential building but in fact it is a commercial office building.
Full of so many unexpected details, if you only look up!
Right off of the Hudson River we encounter this striking building.
Those fins by the way, move to track the suns movement throughout the day and contribute to its environmentally friendly status.
That’s right, the Department of Sanitation uses it as a storage shed for the salt that is used in the winter. It’s official title is Spring Street Salt Shed. It’s even won a couple of Architectural awards!
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