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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Outside the Mondrian Soho, on Crosby Street

soho mondrian, nyc Photo by myself at Crosby and Howard Streets, in Soho.

Just off a narrow cobblestone street in Soho is the Hotel Mondrian, a recent addition to the Morgan Group hotels.

A European-inspired living wall encloses an outdoor forecourt. Vines are trained to climb a wall of mesh and cor-ten steel, making the court semi-private.

Cor-ten is a type of steel that looks as if its rusted. A chemical reaction with air and water actually forms a protective film on the surface, making it slower to corrode than other metals.

Related posts: On Hotels and Hype, Along Fifth Avenue and Beyond, The Royalton, Renovated, and Waiting, at the Gramercy Park Hotel.


Olivier said...

c'est un bel endroit, qui donne une belle photo et une belle composition

Banjo52 said...

That's very attractive, but man, does it ever reek of Expensive. Chic lady with phone is a great touch. Our times.

RedPat said...

Love it! Love corten steel and the ivy works so well with it! I will have to remember this one for some future project in my garden.

kobra said...

Przepi─Ökne miejsce.