A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 04, 2016
Iceberg Building (IAC Building in Chelsea)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: IAC Building
The IAC Building, InterActiveCorp’s headquarters located at 555 West 18th Street on the northeast corner of Eleventh Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is a Frank Gehry-designed building that was completed in 2007. The building was Gehry’s first in New York and, as of 2007, featured the world’s largest high definition screen in its lobby.

Reminiscent of several other Gehry designs, the building appears to consist of two major levels: a large base of twisted tower-sections packed together like the cells of a bee hive, with a second bundle of lesser diameter sitting on top of the first. The cell units have the appearance of sails skinned over the skeleton of the building. The full-height windows fade from clear to white on the top and bottom edges of each story. The overall impression is of two very tall stories, which belies its actual 10-story structure. Vanity Fair commented that the building is perhaps one of the world’s most attractive office buildings.

PhotoMartinex
The Iceberg building, New York City
Posted by Martine Lapointe (Québec, Canada) on 5 November 2009

New York (NY) Times
The High Bridge, a Scenic and Serene Cousin of the High Line
By WILLIAM GRIMES AUG. 27, 2015
(...)
To the west, new architectural baubles heave into sight — “Look, it’s that iceberg building,” one woman exclaimed, catching sight of Frank Gehry’s IAC headquarters on the West Side Highway. The building, an assemblage of flowing glass planes, is usually compared to a schooner with sails puffed by the wind, but, truth to tell, with white summer light reflecting off it, it does look a lot like an iceberg.

ThisDayLive
Quintessential New York
04 Jan 2016
(...)
ICEBERG BUILDING
After six hours of touring the world famous city, the New York Tours Bus took its final journey back to 46th Street on 8th Avenue where we disembarked but not without stopping at Iceberg building on 10th Avenue. The look alike ice cube building was erected in memory of the titanic victims of 1912 who took off from Southampton, England but never reached their destination in New York before they met their untimely death on April 15, 1912

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBuildings/Housing/Parks • Monday, January 04, 2016 • Permalink