On a recent trip to New York City, the one building I wanted to see was the Oculus at the World Trade Center designed by the legendary Santiago Calatrava. In his signature style, the white ribbed structure allows for light to come into the space where deep below the surface lie two levels of shopping and a subterranean rail station. Continue reading “Oculus at the World Trade Center by Santiago Calatrava”
Several months ago, I finally got to experience the Guggenheim in New York City. It was definitely on my bucket lists of architectural structures. After studying its architecture and interior design in school and seeing this epic building in person, all the small details and stories about came rushing back to me. What really surprised me was that I got vertigo. I was having such a hard time finding my level because of the constant slant. I also went up the elevator straight to the top and worked my way down (the way it was designed to show artwork) and then realized half-way that I was supposed to work my way up from the bottom. Continue reading “Guggenheim: Art, Design and Architecture”
On my recent trip to New York City, I ventured to the world renowned HIghline. A structure which used to be an elevated train track is now a lush public space.
High above the towering buildings from the ‘city that never sleeps’, New York-based photographer Navid Baraty captures a series of images that look down from the dizzying heights to capture altered perspectives of the familiar yet chaotic street rhythm below.
downtownfrombehind is a photographic series capturing subjects riding their bike from behind on some 200+ streets, avenues and lanes below 14th street in new york city.