Here’s the latest series of images for our ongoing visual culture (“VC”) project “What’s Outside the Window?” The photos were taken from a plane looking south as it flew over New York City on a recent trip. In the images you can see the southern-most tip of downtown Manhattan in the lower center, with Brooklyn on the left and New Jersey on the right.
The view out the window from the seventh floor Sky Room of the New Museum in New York City. This photo was taken on a recent snowy day and shows the Lower Manhattan skyline in the distance and the rooftops and tenements of the Lower East Side and Nolita in the foreground. The tallest building is the nearly completed 1 World Trade Center building, or “Freedom Tower,” built at the site of the Twin Towers that were destroyed on 9/11.
The view from a second-floor loft space at the corner of Prince Street and Broadway in SoHo, New York City. The massive loft is is home to one of several floors occupied by a private Equinox fitness club. In this picture, at right, you can see the black storefront flag of the Armani Exchange shop that occupies the ground floor of the cast-iron loft building. Across the street on the right is the building occupied at ground- and basement-level by the Prada store, which was designed noted Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. In the distance is Prince Street as it runs westward.
In the latest installment of our photo-series project is a pic of the view out the window of a New York City taxi of the new Whitney Museum, currently under construction in the Meatpacking District and set to open in 2015.
The view looking south out a rounded window of the new super-contemporary architectural extension to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. From this window, one can see the Museumplein, a vast lawn criss-crossed with paths for bikes and pedestrians. On the far side is the southern part of the Museumkwatier, an upscale area that’s home to many consulates (the U.S. consulate can be seen at the left in the picture).