The Main Building of Ellis Island was designed in the French Renaissance style and composed of brick laid in Flemish bond and trimmed with limestone and granite "boasting quoins, rustification, and splendid belvederes." Triple-arch entrances that rose well into the second story marked the east and west sides in a grand style. Both Boring and Tilton attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts which may explain the influence of the French Renaissance style on the project. An analysis in Architectural Record (1902) pointed out the "bloated" character of the detailing and reasoned that the heavy handedness of the facade along with the chromatic scheme made the building easier to read from a distance, appropriate for one situated on an island in a busy harbor.
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patdeph (35744) 2012-04-24 3:43
superb architecture, whom the red colors is superbly standing out the blue sky.This is very well framed too, with a nice symetry.
jacquest (17533) 2012-04-24 4:13
Imposing building, nicely framed in a symetrical view. The blue sly makes a good contrast with the building's colors. The people gives perspective. The colors are well rendered under the strong light. I like the two gulls standing guard.
Have a nice day
delpeoples (50271) 2012-04-24 5:02
Namaskar dear Lakshmi
A very imposing building with quite a history behind it. Beautiful colours and light. The architecture is as you say, a little overdone, but still very attractive. Nice wide-angle view, congratulations.
ikeharel (46976) 2012-04-24 7:44
Living in NYC in the 70th, but never been in this place - fear of immigration dept. ... ha ha ha / my humor only, Lakshmi.
The place looks as a palace, maybe it's sight sweetened the impression the new immigrants saw when first arrive in NY, back early 20th century.
Excelent documentary, describtion and fine detailed view.
Miguel82 (16568) 2012-04-24 10:51
very big building
Good colors and sharpness
cornejo (24585) 2012-04-24 11:38
Hi Lakshmi, very good pov to capture this beautiful picture of this charming and interesting building, very good sharpness and great depth, good management of light, beautiful color. Charming and very well done excellent work, congratulations. Tfs.
Good night and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
pajaran (44354) 2012-04-24 12:08
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na glavnu zgradu ostrva, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar snimka i prikaz lepim bojama.
Imajte lep dan, sve njabolje.
Good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the main building of the island, good composition.
Good recording and display of beautiful colors.
Have a nice day, all the best encryption.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-24 13:30
a splendid photo from this imposing building, the composition is spectacular, great details and colours, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
mesutilgim (75550) 2012-04-24 14:07
The Liberty Statue is quite well known, but not this beautiful building on Ellis Island.
Nice capture with good geometry.
TFS and best regards
chrisvek (6997) 2012-04-24 14:12
Very interesting shoot of this building.Nice symmetry,sharpness and ligthning.Great POV and perfect details.TFS
Have a good night
Gigidusud (11649) 2012-04-24 23:39
Beautiful architectural composition with nice colors and splendid light.Great POV and framing.
Thanks for sharing.
jusninasirun (17152) 2012-04-25 0:59
You have taken this shot from beautiful perspective. The bright facade of the building is stunning against the saturated blue sky.
Thanks and have a nice day.
Fis2 (78776) 2012-04-25 6:54
A very curious building.
Good frame and colors.
Photo is unsharpen :(
SWEETFREEDOM (20584) 2012-04-25 7:50
nice view with few people around. good lights and colors too
adramad (32881) 2012-04-25 7:52
Magnified image perfectly centered in the plane, the main building of Ellis Island is a very unique building, which stands out here with this wonderful and bright and colorful.
A beautiful work. I like it.
Have a nice day.
photoray (7942) 2012-04-25 13:51
Sometimes the straight-on, centered approach works, especially when it breaks "photo rules" which leads to interest and challenges.
I have ususally seen other Ellis Island photos emphasizing the Immigrants and their plights, so your view is different and unique for the intricate architecture of a place infamous.
PS: California had its own Ellis Island in the form of the state crossing at Needles, California at the Colorado River. Many citizens where leaving the Dust Bowl of the Plain States in the 1930s, only to be confronted at Needles, by the California State Agricultural Inspection Station. The 'Inspectors' often refused entry if the people were sickly or even suspicious looking.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-04-25 18:50
Very nice capture of this imponent building. Very nice light and beautiful and well saturated colours. Nice framing as you got an almost perfect simetry.
ChrisJ (92116) 2012-04-25 19:21
Namaskar dear Lakshmi
The architectural style looks similar to the old Queensland Museum in Brisbane & the red brick contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Reasonable sharpness & the fg atrium adds linear perspective. Good saturation with the slightly motion blurred people animating the scene & adding scale. Tfs!
clic (13006) 2012-04-27 16:02
This is a majestic building captured with great clarity to show the most of its finely-carved design.
Those three arches give it airs of an ancient train station.
A must-see when in New York!
Thanks for showing.
jmdias (49671) 2012-05-06 10:51
curiuos style of architecture and very interesting and beautiful contrast of colors. I liked the light , framing and sharpness here. beautiful image, well done.
nikkitta (10418) 2012-05-08 20:11
Great capture of this not very known Island, the building is quite imposing
Interesting architecture note
Like the branches as a frame of the symmetrical composition
Well done TFS
baddori (19153) 2012-09-05 6:07
Wrote an architect who N.Y. has many important buildings that it would take a lifetime to visit them.
You make an interesting service you emerge from an "anonymous" streets, neighborhoods, buildings, homes, beautiful presenting them with care and elegance.
Follow you always discover new and exciting, well presented photographically.