The Bloomberg Tower

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The Bloomberg Tower is a 55 story office and residential building located at 731 Lexington Avenue in the midtown section of New York City.  It was designed by Cesar Pelli and Associates and stands at a height of 860 feet making it the 15th tallest building in New York City and the 49th tallest building in the world.  The building has 105 luxury condominiums and contains the offices of Bloomberg L.P. and the famous Le Cirque restaurant. The retail level consists of Home Depot, H&M and The Container Store.  I love the architecture of this building. The photograph above shows the courtyard of the building known as One Beacon Court which connects 58th and 59th streets.  I like the play of the oldness of cobblestone with the rounded modern curves of the building.

This is a close-up of the archway leading to 59th Street.  It has an Aztec feel to me. You can see the massiveness of this building by comparing it to the size of the pedestrians.

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A close-up of the beautiful colors of the glass and lights within the tower.

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Near the Bloomberg Tower I was drawn to the strong graphic elements of the Steve Madden store with the light and shadows cast by the afternoon sun.

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Across the street from the Bloomberg Tower is Bloomingdale’s Department store. The shadow and light caught my eye along with the string of lights running down the side of the building.

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I am always attracted to splashes of color and capturing people in everyday moments. This photo caught both.  Oh, and the bicycle!

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Beautiful mosiac tile walls in the 59th Street/Lexington Avenue Subway Station.

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5 thoughts on “The Bloomberg Tower

  1. Karen, I’ve always loved the Bloomberg Tower. It seems like a bit of peace in a crazy busy part of Manhattan. Beautiful shots of it, street life, and of course the mosaic tiled subway is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  2. the bike shot is great – very much an optical illusion – I could not tell which arcs were the bike and which were not

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