NYC #1- I have returned from "The City"...
The first day I was there, we were headed to a Portuguese restaurant in the Ironbound neighborhood in Newark, NJ. While in transit we stopped and wandered around the WTC area. Here is a shot of the newly complete (and currently vacant) Seven World Trade building. I am impressed that this was designed and built in a relatively short amount of time, and in doing so, they actually built a building that I think can hold it's own design-wise.
The Millenium Hilton (yes, that is the spelling) across the street from WTC was closed for a while after the disaster, but has since re-opened. The reflective quality of the windows is fantastic.
We caught a train to Newark at the new WTC Path station (2003). The station is quite nice for being a temporary structure.. It is sleek, elegant, and quite functional. This is rare example of good design happening under the pressure of a timeline by a governmental agency.
I plan to post images of what I saw in NYC mixed with my usual posts of Chicago images for the next couple of weeks, and then I will return to just Chicago.