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the Atlantic Terminal Mall is part of New York City, NY , The Brooklyn Children&039;s Museum , Fort Greene , Flatbush Ave - Atlantic Ave Terminal .

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Williamsburgh Savings Bank

Williamsburgh Savings Bank
Made by Emilio Guerra
Williamsburgh Savings Bank (Hanson Place), Brooklyn Academy of Music district, Brooklyn Soaring 512 feet above Hanson Place, the the most prominent feature of the Brooklyn skyline. Begun in and famous four-faced clock are familiar to countless New Yorkers. Erected in October, 1927 and completed on May 1. 1929, the building is the third erected by the Williamsburgh Savings Bank - one of the oldest financial institutions in Brooklyn. By 1867, the bank's business had outgrown the South 3rd Street building and the trustees began to search for a suitable location for larger facilities. The northwest corner of Driggs Avenue and Broadway in the commercial center of Williamsburgh was the site selected for the new building. An architectural competition was held and the winning design was submitted by George R. Post. Construction on this second building beaan In 1870 and was completed in 1875. This Impressive Classic Revival structure, a designated New York City Landmark, with a sticking cast-iron dome is one of Post's earliest works; he later went on to design such notable buildings as the Long Island Historical Society (1878-80), the Cornelius Vanderbilt Mansion (1879-82), and the College of the City of New York (1902-11), In 1923, again finding it necessary to expand, the trustess of the bank appointed a committee to select a site for a new branch office. In November, 1920, the trustees approved the site for the new bank on the northeast corner of Ashland and Hanson Places behind the Brooklyn Academy of Music and opposite the Long Island Railroad Terminal. Construction of the building, designed by the architectural firm of Halsey, McCormlck & Helmer, began less than a year later in October, 1927, and was completed on May 1, 1929. The neo-Romanesque style chosen by the architects for the building, may have been suggested by the impressive Bowery Savings Bank (1921-23) designed by York & Sawyer on East 42nd Street opposite Grand Central Station In Manhattan. The setback, the most striking feature of the building, enhances its soaring height and gives distinction to its silhouette. The setback, which is so characteristic of early post-World War I skyscrapers in New York, was, at first, the result of zoning regulations rather than aesthetics. At the turn of the 20th century, buildings began to rise dramatically to unprecedented heights in unbroken lines, casting many surrounding streets into perpetual shadow. There were exceptions, notably Ernest Flagg's Singer Building (1908) with a forty-one story tower set back from the street line above the thirteenth story but this was an isolated example. More typical of the new skyscraper was Graham's Equitable Building (1915) at 120 Broadway which rose forty- four stories straight up above some of the narrowest streets in the Financial District, provoking unfavorable comment. The controversy surrounding the Equitable Building and what it portended encouraged the passage of zoning Legislation that regulated the height and bulk of all new buildings to be built after July, 1916. The legislation dictated a series of setbacks for a building as it rose above a certain height to allow light and air into the surrounding streets. The lower portion of each window has a limestone screen pierced by three small round arched windows; the upper portion has the ornate mullioned window of the banking room. These windows are made doubly imposing by the contrasting smooth broad wall surfaces which surround them. Smaller, narrower arched windows flank the three central windows. The richly carved arch of the main entrance on Hanson Place is similar to those of the windows on Ashland Place and has three round arched doorways with polished granite columns beneath the window. Above the impressive first story is a floor of closely-spaced arched windows resting on small polished granite columns and a continuous sill of ornamental corbels. This floor forms the transition to the buff-colored brick and terra-cotta office portion of the building, which rises in a series of setbacks to the crowning gilded copper dome which was intended to recall the dome of the earlier bank building on Broadway designed by George B. Post. The setbacks are accented by contrasting limestone trim with the thirteenth and the twenty-sixth floors set off by the use of round arches and a continuous decorative terra-cotta band. Beneath the dome is the famous illuminated four-faced dial clock that is one of the largest in the world. - From the 1977 NYCLPC Landmark Designation Report

Possibly the only picture you'll ever see taken from the inside of the Atlantic Center.

Possibly the only picture you'll ever see taken from the inside of the Atlantic Center.
Made by thesearenotpolaroids
I just got back from running some errands and I've learned some fascinating new infomation. Apparently taking photos from the inside of the Atlantic Center Mall is a threat to national security. It's a beautiful fall day and from the second floor I had a lovely view of a bright blue sky filled with fat, fluffy clouds. I was planning to eventually zoom in on the clouds and that water tower as soon as I figured out if I could avoid the reflections in the window. I only got as far as this shot when an inarticulate little goon of a security guard informed me that I'd have to stop taking pictures because the street, the MTA trains, the cars, the fence, the buildings, the sky and the clouds were all, in fact, property of the Atlantic Center and therefore photos are not permitted. I didn't bother debating with this person as the IQ seemed to be roughly equivalent to my shoe size. Rather, I said thank you and proceeded to consult the mall management office. There I was informed that photos are banned due to the terrorist threat. Oh, I asked you mean to the railroad terminal and subway station downstairs? (For those unfamilar, the Atlantic Center Mall is right above a big, busy subway station and a Long Island Railroad terminal.) No, it is because of the terrorist threat to the mall. This was NOT delivered in a sarcastic tone. The woman in the management office was completely serious. WHAT!!!???? I'm pretty steamed about this. I'm sure it is partly because this is the first time I've actually been banned from taking photos anywhere in New York City. But also because the people that I dealt with in this matter were so damn ridiculous.

NYC Subway LED Signage / 20090923.SD850IS.3166 / SML

NYC Subway LED Signage / 20090923.SD850IS.3166 / SML
Made by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
The signage is split into two halves. On the left side of the panel shows where the train is at while the train is stopped (with a flashing bounding box), and when it's in motion, it displays the next stop. The name of the next 10 stops, in yellow, are displayed to the right of 'you are here sign post'. Each station name is accompanied with designation in green which shows the additional lines you can do an interchange. A red handicapped icon designate whether there it is a station equipped with accessibility access. At the end of the right half of the panel shows the last stop of the train, and the LED displays loops through the rest of the stop in multiple of 10s, so you can get a glance of all the stops while keeping the display small enough so as not requiring an extra large panel for the longer lines. See SML Pro Blog: New York City Subway LED Signage for complete description, photos and videos.



Made by david.figueroa
I haven't uploaded much pictures lately because I'm going through a sort of transitional phase in my life now. It all started with word about my last day at work because of a layoff. The entire department and eventually the whole building will relocate to their respective locations, India, Florida, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. Finance in the city is in the midst of a change. This was the view outside my office window of just a small slice of Brooklyn. Throughout the day, I would take a break and just gaze out into the distance. This enormous city. It's own culture, life, everyone in the city trying to make something of it. Either within themselves or their aspirations. I will miss this view but more than anything, I will miss this city... A special thanks to Lala for providing the texture.

89/365 Kevin King.

89/365 Kevin King.
Made by Victor Mui
Another portrait shot for my 365! haha. I went over to a friends hoe today to play some video games, then I went over to another friend's place to play some basketball in his backyard. He has a hoop where we can lower it and dunk (yes it was raining all day today again). After that, we went over to Buffalo Wild Wings, which is this place in Brooklyn with the best chicken wings ever. If you guys go there, avoid the Blazin' wings, they are really spicy. The bokeh was really good there as you can see and we got pictures of everyone there. I just chose this shot of my friend because he isn't on my Flickr yet haha.

800_2008_DSC_4981 Police remove reporter with notepad from Atlantic Center plaza

800_2008_DSC_4981 Police remove reporter with notepad from Atlantic Center plaza
Made by Adrian Kinloch
Norman Oder, a reporter, being removed from the publicly accessible private space outside the Atlantic Center shopping mall in Brooklyn, New York. There's more to the story here: britinbrooklyn.squarespace.com/britinbrooklyn_photo_blog/... And here: atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/2008/06/cops-closemouthe...

Atlantic Avenue Station of the 5th Avenue Elevated Line

Atlantic Avenue Station of the 5th Avenue Elevated Line
Made by New York Transit Museum
Object ID: 2010.20.11 Date: circa 1940 Description: View of Atlantic Avenue station on the BMT 5th Avenue elevated line; as well as entrances to the BMT and IRT subway lines. The Transit Museum charges fees for the use of items from its historical collections. These fees help to defray the costs of preserving and cataloging our materials so that research access may be expanded. If you are interested in licensing for commercial use, please contact our archivist at carey.stumm@nyct.com for more information.

Nightmare On Atlantic

Nightmare On Atlantic
Made by mheidelberger2000
Starring Eminent Domain... The downtown Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect Heights is undergoing rapid gentrification. One of the more controversial projects is the stadium going up in near the Atlantic Terminal at Atlantic and Flatbush. Much of the new construction going on there is way out of scale with the rest of the low rise, brownstone architecture that currently exists. Use of eminent domain to aid in land acquisition for new development typically brings controversy by nature.

NYC Subway LED Signage / 20090923.SD850IS.3142.P1 / SML

NYC Subway LED Signage / 20090923.SD850IS.3142.P1 / SML
Made by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
These appeared new to me but I am not sure if it's just that I have not been on the newer trains. These newer signage, seen on the M train today is very user-friendly. Easy to quickly tell what the next stop is and easily reusable for all different lines. See SML Pro Blog: New York City Subway LED Signage for complete description, photos and videos.

Hurry, hurry, hurry

Hurry, hurry, hurry
Made by I Am Jacks Khakis
Taken at the Atlantic Avenue subway station, Brooklyn, NY. I was walking to my train and was struck by these new MoMA adds. The stark black and white of the advert and the dark colors of winter coats made me think this would make for a nice image. I shot 10 or so and this was the best of the bunch. In the far side of the picture is one person standing still. I tried to get him with all the people rushing, but couldn't manage it.

day 208;

day 208;
Made by e m ♥ i l y
iced green tea today i met with the other photography club execs at starbucks. we couldn't find seats so we went to the pizza hut/starbucks in target. i think we established a good foundation for the upcoming school year but more planning definitely needs to be done. knowing me, i'll just plan ahead anyways :P freedom tunnel tomorrow! (again) i can't wait for that adrenaline rush

Atlantic Yards?

Atlantic Yards?
Made by threecee
This is a satellite image from Google Maps. I estimate it was taken sometime in August 2008. It indicates, incorrectly, that Atlantic Yards would be built on the site of the Atlantic Center Mall, north of Atlantic Avenue, while it's planned to be built south of Atlantic. Does Google know something we don't?

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower
Made by Anomalous_A
Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower Tallest building in Brooklyn. Built in 1927 by the architectural firm Halsey, McCormack and Helmer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamsburgh_Savings_Bank_Tower

Jay-Z and Brett seem tense

Jay-Z and Brett seem tense
Made by threecee
Atlantic Avenue at Fort Greene Place Fort Greene Brooklyn, New York The Jay-Z media event for the Barclays Center Arena of and the Brooklyn Nets.

132-365 3.3 0.5

132-365 3.3 0.5
Made by JoelZimmer
Taken from the backseat of a cab in Brooklyn last night, the bokeh is from the traffic and streetlights. It's neat to see how the LCD displays on the meter don't fully appear - it's easy to forget that it isn't a static image, but something that is constantly refreshing.

Brooklyn Flea Market

Brooklyn Flea Market
Made by Steve aka Dj MiD-WAy
The Brooklyn Flea took over the Williamsburgh Tower which held business for banks in the past. It was pretty rare to get the chance to take pictures of the interior of this building. Banks don't like you taking pictures of their lobby even if its pretty.

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, Brooklyn, NY

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, Brooklyn, NY
Made by Anomalous_A
Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower 1927, Halsey, McCormack and Helmer Tallest building in Brooklyn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamsburgh_Savings_Bank_Tower

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower - Brooklyn, NY

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower - Brooklyn, NY
Made by Anomalous_A
Tallest building in Brooklyn. Built in 1927 by the architectural firm Halsey, McCormack and Helmer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamsburgh_Savings_Bank_Tower

Canon EOS 7D: IV

Canon EOS 7D: IV
Made by dropslash
My brother Troy's Canon EOS 7D and some of the lenses from the day's shoot. EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM EF 35mm f/2 EF 28mm f/1.8 USM EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Shot on my Canon EOS 60D with an EF 50mm f/1.4 USM.

7. williamsburgh bank building

7. williamsburgh bank building
Made by snackaroo
The tallest building in all of Brooklyn! Since the Brooklyn Flea started using this space I have to admit that I go there more to take in the details of the building than to look at the stuff. It's just so pretty in there!



Nearest places of interest:

Flatbush Ave - Atlantic Ave Terminal
Atlantic Terminal Old Enterance
Atlantic Center Mall
Freddy's Bar and Backroom
  Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District
New York State Office Building
One Hanson Place
Brooklyn Academy of Music

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