My Old Place of Work

The Mobil building is not a success. I can see why the designers thought it was a good idea at the time. The metal work in and of itself is pretty.


But the overall building is not. (I didn’t take a shot of the whole building.) It doesn’t help that it’s across the street from the Chrysler Building. A detail (actually, the Chrysler Building is such perfection, if you look closely, there are gorgeous details within details even in this close-up):


Yesterday felt very productive. I went to the library after my meeting, except I found a lot and have to go back. Bottomline, that’s a good thing, but it just means MORE WORK. I’m meeting some friends for brunch in lovely, lovely, Brooklyn Heights, so I’ll have a nice meal with friends and then head back. A nice life, overall. Can’t complain. Except I will. But I have to say, I do get to walk around in a city where people come from all over the world in order to build what they hope will be the most gorgeous buildings in the world, and even when the results are not a complete success, there’s good bits.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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