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kool maudit Mar 4, 2020 12:27 PM

A Chicago puzzle
Where was this photo by Vivian Maier taken?

It is interesting because of the NYC-style residential density at the foot of the tower in the foreground.

kool maudit Mar 4, 2020 12:38 PM

The article has to be wrong... this looks like New York because it IS New York.

Centropolis Mar 4, 2020 3:00 PM

kind of a weird one. the taller buildings look midwestern but the lower buildings look nyc. chicago did have some quasi-nyc tenement areas near downtown that were almost completely urban-renewed.

Centropolis Mar 4, 2020 3:02 PM

it has to be new york i cant make any angle on that work.

kool maudit Mar 4, 2020 3:02 PM

I THINK the highrise second to left in the background is the Ritz Tower on Park Avenue, but could it be the Randolph tower? Can't find the foreground mini-scraper...

kool maudit Mar 4, 2020 3:03 PM

My New York theory would mean this is the UES somewhere near Rockefeller University....

kool maudit Mar 4, 2020 3:07 PM

OK, thinking the little guy is the Beekman Tower ...

that would make this the UN area...

But I am still unsure on the dark brick building to the right.

Centropolis Mar 4, 2020 3:35 PM

i really don't have a good high-resolution intuitive street-level feel for the shape of nyc across time like i do for the midwest or west, or at least its not very fresh. i couldn't read it. but i could still easily tell that something wasn't quite right, not sure how that passed muster.

franktko Mar 4, 2020 5:12 PM

Looking North-East from Beekman ?
by Frank TKO, on Flickr!3m1!1e3

kool maudit Mar 6, 2020 1:57 PM

That's it.

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