Late afternoon light on architecture like a Hopper painting

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There was something about this rooftop structure and the way the late afternoon light was hitting it that brought to mind Edward Hopper’s painting “Lighthouse Hill,” from 1927 (see inset). Both structures – the rooftop apartment in NYC and the house in Hopper’s painting – are getting late afternoon light from the southwest, with dark […]

Extreme Makeover: New York City, 2050

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I heard about an interesting web project today: “Earth 2050,” which features detailed predictions by experts and futurologists for the years 2030, 2040, and 2050. It was developed by Kasperksy Lab, the global cybersecurity corporation, and allows people to create an account and add their own predictions and futuristic ideas. I’ve just barely scratched the […]

Industrial Abstraction via aerial views of Lawrence Point, Queens

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While looking for a good street view of the Steinway piano factory for my last post, I found myself taking a virtual tour of my old neighborhood in Astoria, Queens, including a peek around the Con Edison plant which takes up the northwest corner at Lawrence Point. As I was looking for different vantage points, […]