Tongues and Flames

Rain Drops Keep Fallin' On My Head

This was taken on a walk to the Flatiron Building. I was just getting dark and the facade lit up like fire!

The Gershwin Hotel at 7 East 27th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City was built in 1903-05, and designed by William H. Birkmire in Beaux Arts style. The building, which has 12 stories and a penthouse, was originally intended to be an apartment building, but its function was changed before the building was completed. It was at first called the Brotzell Hotel, and later was part of the Latham Hotel. The Gershwin, named after composer George Gershwin, features contemporary artworks in its public areas, including Finnish artist Stefan Lindfors’ “Tongues and Flames” on the hotel’s facade. It is located within the Madison Square North Historic District

Tongues and Flames


6 responses

  1. chrisdmrf

    Those lamps are crazy

    May 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm

  2. Those are… interesting. I would’ve sworn they were fake if I didn’t see the less compressed image. Great finds!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:33 pm

  3. Really like the top image. Those are some crazy lights.

    May 12, 2011 at 7:26 am

  4. What a unique find! Very cool sculpture. Love your choice of selective color processing on the first image.

    May 12, 2011 at 7:43 am

  5. Wow, I have never heard of this place before! What a great story and accompanying photo for this, Erik, I really enjoyed it. Awesome composition here, and I love the processing you used to really bring out all the wonderful details!

    May 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

  6. Those are cool lights. Your photos really grab my attention and ensure I double check.

    May 14, 2011 at 8:39 am

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