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My company, TOWN RESIDENTIAL, has launched an exciting, unique and engaging marketing campaign.  Our company slogan is: “Our neighborhoods define us as much as we define them”.  Taking this to heart and to a higher branding level, TOWN has embarked on a 90 day campaign: LookUpNY.

TOWN is encouraging the public to interact with the company’s website by posting photos of interesting buildings, facades, street scenes, anything that speaks New York to them.   We have so many landmarks, so many pre-war buildings with amazing sculptures, setbacks, cornices and spires.  However, do most visitors and for that matter denizens actually see this beauty.  The answer is a resounding NO.  You have to look up, as in LookUpNY.  That’s not to say that New York is all about what’s up in the air.  I have been scrolling through the hundreds of photos already submitted and there are snippets of neighborhoods, parks, statues, landscapes, seascapes and more; After all New York is a pretty big city!

I strongly suggest you visit http://www.townrealestate.com/lookupny/ and look at the fabulous photos, check out the daily quiz question about the photo of the day in the Gallery.

This is MY blog so you can guess this is heading someplace other than the TOWN web site.  I asked Murray to give me some photos I could submit to TOWN and who knows maybe he would win.  All I wanted was to go on the helicopter ride around the City which is part of the first prize.  I picked the ones I wanted to enter and was about to file all of them on my computer when it occurred to me what would make a better FAB FOTO FRIDAY than several of his spectacular shots of The Chrysler Building This striking landmark, this icon of the City deserves a blog post of its own.

I did some quick research and just a couple of remarkable facts are:

Ground breaking:  September 1928

Built at the pace of 4 floors per week – no workers died on the job

Originally designed to be 975 ‘ – 125’ added when the spire topped off the building.  The spire was built secretly inside the building and then hoisted onto to the dome and lowered into the 68th floor .  The remaining sections of the spire took a mere 90 minutes to bolt in place.

Built to house Chrysler Headquarters, there are many homages to the auto industry;  radiator caps, hub cap design, setbacks with abstract images of automobiles, gargoyles like hood mascots anchor the upper corners of the building.

Briefly the highest building in the world until the Empire State building eclipsed it.

BUT enough words, take a look at the pictures!

Art Deco Architecture

Art Deco Architecture

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The Chrysler Building at Night

This is MY CITY

This is MY CITY

Reflections

Reflections

Hood Ornament in the Sky

Hood Ornament in the Sky

Two Iconic Figures Nacho and the Chrysler Bldg

Two Iconic Figures
Nacho and the Chrysler Bldg

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

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FAB FOTO FRIDAY

It was a gorgeous day in Manhattan with blue skies and sun shining down on Governor’s Island where an audience of fashionistas, philanthropists and glitterati gathered to watch a Polo Match.  The occasion was the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. 

Donna Karan visited Haiti after the devastating  earthquake last year and was deeply moved by the artistic spirit of the people.  She came home and set up Hope Help & Rebuild Haiti.  Veuve Clicquot chose it as the beneficiary of their annual Polo Classic, Hugh Jackman (one good-looking Aussie) and Nacho (one hunky Argentinian) co-hosted and thus a major social and charitable event is born.  It was held on Governor’s Island, a place in New York City rich in history and so this will be a two part blog post;  But first, the fashionistas because they constitute a very classy, eclectic FAB FOTO FRIDAY.

Wearing the colors of the day!

Veuve Cliquot polo classic, Governor's Island, Nacho, Donna Karan, Hope help and rebuild Haiti

Exquisitely Green

Governor's Island, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Hope Help & Rebuild Haiti, Donna Karan

Up, Up and Away Hat

Donna Karan Hope Help & Rebuild Haiti, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Governor's Island

Let Me Show You My .....Hat

Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic, Governor's Island, Donna Karan, Nacho

Perky, Pretty, Pink and Purple

Donna Karan hope help & rebuild haiti, Nacho, Governor's Island

Seersucker Suit and a Bow Tie

Governor's Island, Donna Karan, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Saucy Pink Saucer Hat on the Side

She's Got A Big Pair of ....Sunglasses and A Pink Hat

The Colors of Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Champagne

The Sponsor

Hope Help & Rebuild Haiti

The Benefactress - Donna Karan

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

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