The 5 Pointz Building is ever evolving, and sometime between 2006 and 2010 the exterior stairs were removed, probably too many people tried to climb up there, and they weren’t really suitable for climbing anymore. My previous panorama from this location has become a historical document, because it would be impossible to redo it (due …
Tag Archive: Queens
Astoria, like so many other boroughs, is changing rapidly, especially the water front is being rapidly developed, while some other streets are not in fashion yet (even if they are just a block away). This leads to a very strange patchwork of architecture (as if Queens architecture isn’t challenged enough already).
It’s been a while since the last post. North, east, West, South take longer than expected to edit. I also wanted to explore the shady side streets of Queens Plaza. It’s an interesting mix of brand new constructions, and old manufacturing buildings. I am pretty sure they will be gone in 10 years.
Now, four months later, the construction is almost finished, the facade is coming up. I plan to take another panorama from the exact same location when it’s finished. Digital, about 17200x6500px.
This is the analog version of a digital panorama two months earlier from almost the same location, just a bit closer to the water. Analog, about 9600x3700px.
Astoria and Astoria Park have some great views of the city. Digital, about 13000x3500px.
Among the nice things Queens offers are the magnificent and dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline. Digital, about 18500x1300px.
I’m still not sure what the deal is with this building. My guess is that it’s an atelier for artists, since the PS1 is right next door. Update: This is of course the 5 Pointz building, and it continues to have ever evolving art on the outside.
Digital, about 9800x2000px.
The MTA is doing something for over a year now, but every day I drive by with the subway, it just looks like a crane playground, with no real work done. Or a place where you could get your crane drivers license. Or just bulldozing for fun? A complete mystery, like most of the MTA’s …
This is actually my first multi-row panorama, very carefully shot and stitched from 50+ images. Digital, about 18800x5500px.