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David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

2007/03/29 Sculptures across 57th Street, NYC

On my way back to Toronto from Houston, I had a stopover in New York for a client meeting. I went into the office at 590 Madison Avenue, which is at the corner of 57th Street. The lower floors of the office tower look over an enclosed atrium.

Atrium at 590 Madison

Down in the atrium, some decorated apples are prominent. (Was this a variation on “Cows on Parade” in Chicago?)

Apple sculptures, 590 Madison

Not all of the art is quite so lively. If modernism wasn’t sufficiently evident, this month’s installation reinforced it. Fortunately, the art is in rotation at 590 Madison.

Cooler sculpture, 590 Madison

Outside, it was a warm spring day, and I walked west on 57th Street in shirtsleeves. At 9 West 57th Street, they really want to make sure that you know where you are.

9 West 59th Street

Further along, is Carnegie Hall. Since I’m not a classical music afficianado, I’m not likely to go to this venue.

Carnegie Hall, 59th Street

My day job seems to be turning largely bicoastal, so although I will get assigned to projects elsewhere across the United States, I won’t be surprised to spending more time in Los Angeles and New York City.

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