Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Last Chance Gas

Last Chance Gas, originally uploaded by A Dubs.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Dark Skies II

Dark Skies II, originally uploaded by A Dubs.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The High Line

I just discovered this amazing new application of railbanking taking place in Lower Manhattan.

The High Line was an elevated freight line that serviced the warehouses and factories of the Lower West Side. At points, a right-of-way was established through existing buildings.

The line has been abandoned since 1980 and much like the forgotten building of Detroit, grasses and trees have established themselves along the line. The Friends of the High Line are working with the City to preserve these viaducts and convert them into an elevated linear park and public spaces along the lines of the Promenade Plantée in Paris.

For a virtual tour check out oldnyc , or to see what's in store visit the design site. Also, check out the flicker cluster

Saturday, December 09, 2006


Built in 1919, this historic Albert Kahn designed print shop in Midtown has been gutted in preparation for a conversion into a retail/medical complex with indoor parking in the rear.

Lofts at New Amsterdam Phase 2

Work continues at the former Century Florist Supply Company building in New Center. It is being converted into 50 "Loft-Style" rental units.

Friday, December 01, 2006

4130 Trumbull

Recently this house at 4130 Trumbull, in the Woodbridge Historic District, was demolished by the city. Apparently, the front porch collapsed into the road striking a passing car. The city demolished the remains in November.