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Monday, January 16, 2012

Atop the Puck Building, on Houston Street

Puck Building, Soho
Photo by myself of the Puck Building at Houston and Lafayette Streets, in Soho.

The Puck Building is a massive and beautiful brick building at the edge of Soho.

It occupies one small city block and was built in the late 1800s. The gilt Puck sculptures (one near the top, as shown, the other above the main entrance), make it distinctive.

Puck was a spritely jester in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. I'm not sure of the significance of the mirror. Anyone have a guess?

The building is currently part of the NYU campus, housing the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. To read a bit more about this landmark building, visit its wiki page here.

Related posts: Morning on 42nd Street, The MetLife Tower, in the Rain, and It's All in the Details, on the Upper East Side.


Olivier said...

le Puck Building , c'est pas le batiment que l'on voyait dans la serie "Will & grace" ?

Minna said...

Been there too..

RedPat said...

He's a cutie!

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Very nice.