The Williamsburg bridge, one of New York’s most famous landmarks is a suspension bridge built in 1903. Built across New York’s East River, this iconic architectural wonder connects Manhattan’s East Side to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. When opened 117 years ago, the Williamsburg bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world but the exposed iron frames and lack of extra design elements left many Americans unimpressed. Today the Williamsburg bridge stands tall not just as a symbol of New York city but it represents the ingenuity of American architecture and the long-term vision of the past leaders of…
New York City architecture inspires me While walking around and enjoying one of my favorite Latin America coffee from Peru I got inspired and found many details about these buildings. I will separate the architecture styles in future posts. Probably sort them by boroughs and/or NYC neighborhoods.
Taking NYC architecture photographs is one of my main passions. Here is the beginning of many more NYC architecture photography I will be taking while having Latin America coffee and walking around New York City. I will focus mainly on authentic and historical architecture and not in the new boring glass buildings.
The magic of Grand Central Terminal in New York City and the neighborhoods around are inspiring. During the pandemic of 2020 the neighborhood has become more quiet and cleaner. I took a walk while having the best coffee from Latin America the other day and decided to take some pictures.
Grand Central Terminal is one of New York’s greatest landmarks and contains perhaps the city’s finest civic space. However, over time it has become a victim of its own success. A building designed to be used by 75,000 people per day now routinely handles ten times that number with up to a million on peak days.
Red Hook Brooklyn was founded in 1836 by Dutch colonists. This is why we can notice so many Holland style warehouse buildings all around Red Hook Brooklyn. I went to a bike ride and sat by the river while having my favorite Latin America coffee. I still drink hot black coffee during any hot summer day in NYC. By the 1920s, they made Red Hook the busiest freight port in the world, but this ended in the 1960s with the creation of shipping containers. Then by the 1930s Red Hook became one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York and…
NYC seems empty, but still beautiful. Many people walk keeping their distance. Delivery guys on bikes work hard to deliver food directly from local markets in NYC. While walking in New York City Chelsea and having a great cup of Latin America coffee I decided to document the street life during the pandemic of 2020.
New York City is a center for inspiration for most designers and architects around the world. Come visit the historic neighborhood of Lower East Side. A good book for inspiration is below.
Grab a cup of coffee, walk around, and see these unique buildings, some built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Contact me if you would like more information or if you are interested in collaborating.