In contrast with yesterday's northern-facing view ("Shades of Brick"), today we find ourselves looking south from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge towards my neighborhood. As you can see, the architecture is drastically different. Looming left-center is the Old Cities Service Tower (sometimes called the AIG building), completed in 1932 and brainchild of grade-school dropout Henry L. Doherty. To the right stands 40 Wall Street with its green copper pyramid-shaped top, which competed for the title of world's tallest building and lost to its now more famous midtown cousin, the Chrysler Building, in a heated competition in 1930. I have several black and white renditions of this vantage point, but I left it color today to showcase 40 Wall Street's signature dome and because I liked the slight orange glow cast on the building faces from the rising sun. Hope you enjoy and as always, thanks for stopping by today!

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