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kool maudit Mar 4, 2020 12:27 PM

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

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011...38_964x930.jpg



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

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...new-light.html

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.

https://assets.dnainfo.com/generated...extralarge.jpg

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LQKj...mer_1952.0.jpg https://cdn.vox-cdn.com

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 ...

https://goo.gl/maps/CDcdnNdg6ktcA1mVA

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 ?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4d14809e_h.jpg
Chicago-puzzle
by Frank TKO, on Flickr

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7493.../data=!3m1!1e3

kool maudit Mar 6, 2020 1:57 PM

That's it.


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