Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Soviet Warsaw in Upstate New York

Came across two pictures taken in Warsaw, Poland and Zagreb, Croatia on Nasty, Brutalist, and Short that resemble buildings in Albany, NY where I spent several of my v impressionable years.

Set 1- Warsaw: The actually kind of amazing looking Palace of Culture and Science
...conceived by Stalin as a "gift of the Soviet people to the Polish nation."

The Alfred E Smith building

Guess it's the Art Deco that these two have in common? In Communist Warsaw, Deco arts you, etc)

Set 2- Zagreb: Apartment building, I think:

Albany: the 'Agency Buildings' on the Empire State Plaza

also here's the two Here's the two Albany buildings from the sky, left side.

Bonus Albany fun fact
  • The city's first name when settled by the Dutch was "The Fuyck," then "Beversfuyck."  fuycked up.

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