Playtime

Last Wednesday I went up Park Avenue with Ada Louise Huxtable’s guide in hand. All this is pure Jacques Tati. You could think you are inside Playtime, the movie, if it  weren’t for the Tibet and Falun Gong protesters, the police barricades, the absence of pedestrian crossing lights.
When I grow up I want to have dinner at the Four Seasons, Phillip Johnson’s answer to Tati’s “boogie restaurant” in the Seagram Building.

More pics after the jump.

Grand Central, MetLife (former PanAm) Building
Grand Central, MetLife (former PanAm) Building
Colgate-Palmolive Building
Colgate-Palmolive Building
Seagram Building
Seagram Building
Lever House
Lever House
I dont know this one
I don’t know this one
Great logo, I wonder who designed it.
Great logo, I wonder who designed it.
also dont know this one
also don’t know this one
Pepsi-Cola Building
Pepsi-Cola Building
block of jade
Nice Block

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