"Ocean", One West Street “大洋公寓”
在纽约下榻“大洋公寓”，为其建筑风格和装饰以及窗外的景色所吸引 . . .
Visited Manhattan for two days and stayed at One West Street, and found this building intriguing - with its architecture, interior, and splendid views
Located at the southern tip of Manhattan, the building was
long known as the Whitehall Building and was designed in 1902 by Henry J.
Hardenbergh, the architect who would design the Plaza Hotel a few years later.
It was expanded in 1910 with designs by Clinton & Russell, best known for the
great tower at 70 Wall Street and the Apthorp Apartments on the Upper West Side.
With its great arched roofline, it was an important part of the city’s famed skyline that romanced the world after the turn of the 20th Century and up to the erection of the Chase Manhattan Plaza tower that disrupted its neo-classical spires with its bulky modernity, a prelude to the subsequent architectural jolt from the twin bolts of the World Trade Center.