Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Gimbels Skybridge

the old Gimbels skybridge, 32nd Street, Manhattan


Something old, something new on 32nd Street...Here we see the old Gimbels skybridge which linked two buildings of the former rival to Macy's. Gimbels department store no longer exists but the skybridge remains.

Of course, it seems no NYC area could be complete these days without a new luxury condo (or two), like the tall building on the left. "Live Greater", indeed.

10 comments:

GeekMom said...

That photo is amazing. I've never been to New York, and this shot gives me the feeling of being right there on the street. I can almost imagine how tall the buildings are, and how much shade they cast, by the shadows in the lower left corner. Very nice!

Les Becker said...

I have to agree with GeekMom - that's a great shot! NYC is on my shortlist of Places to See for 2008. This pic might just have pushed it up even higher.

Laura Lohr : My Beautiful Life said...

The caption really gives a lot of information that draws you into the picture. Great shot and great description!

I LOVE your pictures, all of them! :)

Mia said...

I love this picture! What is that big neon-y sign on the left...it looks like it says something about 99 cents.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I love skybridges so your photo was a nice surprise. I hope someone else is occupying the building so the skybridge is not a waste.

Tricia said...

That's a great piece.

Are you doiung any gallery shows?

American Genius said...

These are great pictures.
You should do a show.
You make me want to visit NY

yellowdog granny said...

i can never see one of your photos with out thinking there is a story with every one of them...thanks

Kitty said...

I'm not a big fan of that neighborhood, except for Ktown...but I love that thing.

It's a cool thing, like a piece of jewelry, that not everyone notices. You're apt to be more focused on the street mayhem.

flamewalker said...

I lived most of my life in NYC , and I can tell you it always amazed me going into the Gimbels Dept Store, The people ,crowds and seeing That crossover bridge from the street level.those were wonderful memories I will always treasure gimbels closed I think in 1986, but it will never be forgotten and the many other dept stores in the area that also closed (E.J.Korvettes, S.Klein, A&S, F.W. Woolworth) to name a few