Photographer's Note

When the skyscrapers are very large, the people look very tiny. :-) Here is a simple, everyday scene in midtown Manhattan. There are sometimes small, public spaces outside of office buildings where workers can take a break, or, where weary photographers can stop and sit for a while.

This small plaza is located on Sixth Avenue between West 42nd and West 43rd Streets. The building reflected in the windows is called the Hippodrome Building. The original Hippodrome was the world’s largest theater at the time it existed, between 1905 and 1938. It had 5,300 seats, and saw many famous live acts and, in later years, movies. The old theater was eventually torn down, and in 1952 a large, modern office building took its place.

I couldn’t find a specific name for the actual building that these people are sitting in front of, but it is another modern high-rise. Directly next door is the famous Grace Building, which has a curved facade, and which also happens to house the school and library of the International Center for Photography here in NYC. You can see a small piece of it reflected on the left.

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