the age of design


the elizabeth peyton show is now up at the great space that is the new museum on bowery.  this tiny, unexpected streetscape from 2008 is a departure from her typical portraiture, and one of the many treasures in the exhibition.

which then reminded us of this stellar piece of mid-century architecture, the O’Toole Building on 7th avenue between 12th and 13th streets.  it was built in 1964 for the national maritime union by albert c. ledner (see also: maritime hotel) and is now in danger of demolition.

read here for more information, and here to find out more about preserving mid-century landmarks.  and at least do yourself a favor by walking by to see it in person!


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