Photographer's Note

Last week I was taking a walk on Fifth Avenue and was happy to discover these reflecting disks. I wasn’t sure what they were at first, but I ran over to see how many different reflections I could see in them.

The building in the background, which you can see in the disks from this point of view, is the General Motors Building. It’s a 50 story office building completed in 1968 with a marble façade, and it’s one of the few structures in Manhattan to take up a full city block (Fifth Avenue to Madison Avenue, and 58th to 59th Streets).

Getting back to the mirrored disks, on the right side of this photo you can see part of a large, glass cube. That’s the entrance to the Apple store. The store is completely below street level; you enter the cube and go down a funky flight of stairs. When I stood over the disks and looked closely at them, I noticed that they were actually skylights for the store below. Some people, such as the man in this photo, were also using them as seats. :-)

In the WS is another gentleman examining the disks and taking photos.

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Additional Photos by Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1847 W: 303 N: 3938] (14272)
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