3.01.2008

Letter to the Editor: The Not-So-Pink Building

"I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but I'm not so good at figuring out how to do that.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that your article on the pink building inspired me to go out yesterday in the cold and see it for myself. It doesn't look as pink or intrusive as I thought it would. In fact, it blends in surprisingly well with the neighborhood, except for its height, of course. It is rather interesting actually. Certainly makes a statement of some sort. There are quite a few other pinkish colored buildings around, which I never would have noticed if I hadn't been put in a "pink frame of mind." I'll attach my photo, which I think renders the color much like I saw it yesterday.

Thanks for the great blog. I have discovered new places because of it."

Stephanie Luke

Photo of Julian Schnabel's Palazzo Chupi, W. 11th Street, by Stephanie Luke.

Ed. note: Thanks, Stephanie, for writing and sending such a great photo! I appreciate the building myself, and it's good to have some company. Maybe you and I can start a fan club for the building. Readers, it is hard to take an image of this building that accurately reflects its true color, and I find that the color changes during different times of the day. Stephanie did a good job here. In a follow-up communication with me, she said she was passionate about photography, and she provided a link to see her images. No kidding - she's awesome. Check out her photo work at photo.net.

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