Thursday, February 28, 2008

View from Underground

Time-Warner Towers at Columbus Circle

Dear Postcards from New York Reader,

There is nothing very remarkable about a walk up subway steps.


If you happen to be in the Columbus Circle Subway stairwell directly across from the Warner Towers and a sliver of blue light directs your attention away from the heels of the person climbing the steps ahead of you to the wide expanse of sky overhead, you will be amazed by the incredible view before you.

Wow! To feel the experience, you really must see it live.

The buildings' design creates the effect of enormous sheets of black glass flush against the sky. Rays of sunlight, cloud formations, mirror images and shadows of neighboring buildings collide to reflect and refract on the glass facade in an ever changing collage of shapes almost impossible to describe.

Let me not waste words trying, just go. See for yourself why the Time-Warner Center rivals Lincoln Center for the position of most dynamic and visually exciting architectural space on Manhattan's West side.

Jacqueline Cable

Address to Remember: Time-Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019,

Directions: From Times Square MTA 1, 2, 3, A, and C to 59th St. Columbus Circle.

Photo by Joseph Knight

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