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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Brick angels

Even the most ordinary buildings in Manhattan have architectural flourishes, and you find elaborate stylization in the most unexpected places -- this building on Park Avenue, for example. Bricks, and the most mundane modern windows imaginable, and then these fierce terra cotta angel warriors guarding the foundations. And no doubt weeping over the venetian blinds a few stories up.

(This is the Pershing Square Building, across from Grand Central.)

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