I’ve been scouting midtown office spaces recently, many of which have had some pretty great views of the city like the one below.
I’m a big fan of buildings with ornamentation that is essentially invisible from the street, and I happened to notice something neat on the roof of the building at 108 East 38th Street.
Weird to find it on an otherwise boring building, but look closely and you’ll see a really unique color pattern on its topmost level, certainly the most colorful thing around at 22 stories.
I’m always amazed by architects who add this sort of thing despite the fact that few people will ever notice it – it definitely happens less and less these days. Also, is that a face in the center of the top arch? Can’t tell. Pretty great balcony to boot.