Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Unearthy Fantasia

Staten Island Ferry 

"The skyline of Manhattan soars into view, its towers and citadels shooting skyward in anarchic and bewildering profusion, overwhelming in their sense of power and their gargantuan beauty, looking more than ever like some unearthly fantasia out of a fairy tale. It is the one urban view in all the world which sings at a journey's end like a public triumph."
Clair Price, quoted in Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark

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