First post and picture of 57th Street

57th Street

57th Street

I haven’t played around with my various cameras for a while. Today I took a few pictures with my Olympus E-PM2, the Lumix 14mm “pancake” lens, and a Tiffen Haze 2A filter, a combination which hasn’t gotten much love from me in the past year. (And the reason it hasn’t gotten much love is that my newer Olympus E-P5, although quite a bit larger and heavier, has some features lacking on the E-PM2 which I find compelling.)

In this picture, we can see the construction site for the Nordstrom Tower, now officially called the “Central Park Tower,” which will be the tallest building in the United States. That is if you don’t count the antenna on top of the Freedom Tower. But I don’t know why an antenna should count as building height. As typical for these super-tall residential buildings along 57th streets, only the richest of the rich will be able to afford to live there.

One of the advantages of living in the Nordstrom Tower is that you can walk right across the street to Lee’s Art Shop to buy art supplies! Although most everything at Lee’s is full list price, I assume that if you can afford to live in the Nordstrom Tower you can afford to pay list price.

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