Brook field

artd.jpg                                       This setting was in Brook field in lower Manhattan. I came here to show my cousins from Panama how the architecture was like. This one particular setting that we were upon was a very beautiful day. It was almost sunset and I got a picture of me with a nice scenery. As you can see, the columns become smaller and the view of the sky is shown. This is based on linear perspective caste with a view point from the bottom of the window. This is related to Classics by its Greek Drama like stairs. The stairs right below me casts two tier of circular stairs just like the Dionysus in Greek. With a mixture of Greek and early Renaissance. This is a little difference from our current Orders because these those not have any capital, base, drums, or any design. I think the simplicity of these columns would represent that this building itself is very modern in it’s era. The see through window with an ocean view gives it a very majestic and high novelty. By the way, the window itself shows a linear perspective given the view point and the array that points it outwards. This building is similar to the basically because of its navel and a narthex looking glass.

62nd Station


During a rainy day, I found myself waiting for the N train at 62nd street. As I was looking around, I saw colums being connected by voussoirs. Unlike the Romans, these voussoirs did not have a keystone but just a wide semicircle that connects each columns. “Tudor arch” is what they call this wide arch. Back then, the material made for voussoirs were stones because it was an easy material to find. Now, we use cement which holds the shape of a semicircle without a keystone. As you can see, there is no keystone in this voussoirs which shows advancement in material and form of architecture. It doesn’t have a different function because it’s supposed to hold up the colums just like the Romans. However nowadays you see less often the use of voussoirs because we use plain platforms to hold bug buildings. There are many buildings which incorporates such arches such as the navel in the Santa Sabina and the window which are carved as a voussoirs.