Monday, April 14, 2008

A Golden Octogon (NYC, April 2008)

Sometimes, New York is simply breathtaking...

This lovely edifice is the NY Life Insurance Company Building. Located at the north east corner of Madison Square Park, it was built in 1928 at the site of the original Madison Square Garden (it has since moved three times). The NY Life Insurance Company building, known for its octagonal gilded spire, is seen here bathing in the golden glow of its own light, diffused by a thickening fog. This location is not only the birthplace of the world-famous Madison Square Garden (which has since moved several times), but is also the original home of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus and was the "home" of boxing legend Jack Dempsey.

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