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Monday, January 5, 2009

1 Central Park, at Night

1 Columbus Circle
Photo by myself of 1 Central Park, at 59th Street and Columbus Avenue.

What used to be the AOL Time Warner building, is now known as 1 Columbus Circle. A multi-story mall is located on the ground floor, with luxury shops and restaurants.

The condominiums at 1 Central Park were being offered several years ago. I read that studio apartments were priced at $3 million dollars.

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Mark and I have been watching Hellboy 1 & 2 on dvd. Set in a romanticized New York, these fantastic movies star Ron Perlman as the title character, a superhero with authority issues. I recommend the movies for their visual grandeur.

There is something about New York which makes it the setting for so many movies, especially fantastic ones with superheroes. Besides Hellboy, King Kong, Spiderman and Superman also use Gotham as their home base.

With its share of iconic buildings, helpless mobs and a feeling of eerie surreality, New York is the sensible backdrop for good versus evil.

Related posts: Dusk Among Towers, Skating Under the Empire State and 42nd Street.

16 comments:

Vanilla Press said...

Hi - thats a gorgeous photo..
I agree,New York is such an amazing backdrop for so many movies, I have to say, it influences whether I watch a movie or not.If the story line is not great, but set in Manhattan, I will still give it a try just to soak up the atmosphere!
Spiderman just wouldn't be the same filmed anywhere else!
Jasmine

Olivier said...

superbe effet sur cette photo, j'adore ta prise de vue. On a l'impression que mister Colomb est sur un tr├┤ne royal.
superb effect on this photograph, I love your shot. They have the impression that mister Colomb is on a royal throne.

Islipian said...

beautiful photograph - love the fabulous deep blue of the evening skiy

Corey Templeton said...

Lovely shot, I'm a fan of this building.

Sharon said...

Great photo. I love the angle.

Susu said...

How wonderful the vibrant blue in your shot! NY is my fave movie setting. And for me there's no one like Woody Allen in the Big A - call it a cliche or not, it still keeps working for me. I could watch his movies night after night, and never get bored.

Caprice said...

So wonderful picture !!!

JM said...

This is a fantastic composition! Love it!

Tammy said...

That is such a cool picture!

chimesey said...

That blue is amazing - it's great the way it could also be early o'clock...!

Ken Mac said...

clever!

Kris said...

So who is that on the column there?

Bernie Madoff (wid da cash)?

Nice blues going on here.

Fredrik said...

A fantastic shot! Haven't seen Hellboy, but almost all the other Marvel movies.

Ashira said...

Beautiful photo! I love the angle at which you took this photo, it really captures the feeling of looking up at these buidlings in real life.

Kitty said...

Thanks so much, everyone.

It's remarkable how utterly different this building looks during the day. The whole area has undergone a renovation in the last few years.

Now it is a bustling destination that is quite striking at night.

My Rights said...

great work wonderful post , i love the color of this photo.