One of the most recognizable buildings of the United Nations complex is the Secretariat Building. It was the first NYC building to have a glass curtain facade, and the 39-story rectangular slab really stands out next to the other UN structures. The signature green-tinted windows appear only on the west and east sides of the building; the two other sides are made of white marble.
Looking at the international, modern-style design, we can see signatures of the two famous architects who combined to create the design: Oscar Niemeyer from Brazil, and Le Corbusier from France.
When you stand directly across from the Secretariat Building, you can see a wonderful reflection of the midtown Manhattan skyline. The tall building reflected in the center is actually the Chrysler Building.
Some colors from the plaza line the bottom of the frame.
Critiques | Translate
rbassin (13293) 2012-05-01 13:13
Voici une très belle composition, j'aime bien l' originalité du cadrage sur cette façade de verre.
Un très bon résultat graphique.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-01 13:55
Excellent capture here Brenda, and with really stunning clarity. There are so many lines on this photo, my eyes started to cross.....LOL. Your POV is very artistic in nature and fantastic detail to color and light. Great Job Brenda!!
TFS.............Your Friend from California...........Buddy
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-01 14:38
A nice composition from you showing this tightly framed facade of the United Nations Building.You have nicely placed the sculpture along with the flags in the foreground. The reflections are captured very well.
StefanoPaganell (801) 2012-05-01 14:54
lovely replexion of the skyline over the UN building, your site is an excellent way to learn something and discover NYC.
Thanks for sharing,
chrisvek (6995) 2012-05-01 15:20
Very interesting shoot with perfect reflections.Very nice details and great composition.Great POV too.
Have a good night
divail (7894) 2012-05-01 18:41
J'aime ta version de ce beau bâtiment. J'en avais fait un plan vertical avec également des reflets. Ta version met bien en évidence les lignes blanches qui brisent le miroir de la façade, et les reflets noirs donnent une image très moderne de la cité.
annjackman (15525) 2012-05-01 22:54
This is an original shot of the Manhattan skyline and these reflections make the glass facade more interesting. Nice touches of colour at the bottom of the picture. Super - TFS.
emka (64134) 2012-05-01 23:17
Originakl photo of the Secretariat building. Interesting reflections of the Chrysler building.
When I was there last year, the building was under renovation works, I suppose.
macjake (45588) 2012-05-02 1:21
hmmm...I really like this one!
it has architecture, city skyline, a creative compo, and graphic visual lines.
what more could i want!
you know these photo's are successful when they hurt the eyes a bit! :)
CLODO (26414) 2012-05-02 1:34
A unique view of New york reflecting in the many glass windows of this building.
fotka (2615) 2012-05-05 6:22
When I first saw this photo I thought that you shot through the lace. But when I read your note I had noticed that it is the United Nations complex with fantastic reflection. Great compo, light, colors and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,
npecanhuk (56358) 2012-05-05 6:28
Excellent idea and photo job!
Special regards to the chosen pov, exposure and composition, with attractive graphical results! Reflections are quite interesting too in this work of yours!
TFS - congrats,
Have an excellent week-end,
mesutilgim (72944) 2012-05-05 16:12
Hello dear Brenda,
Very nice capture from NY with good pov and layout.
Very good graphical effect.
Nize framing and interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
pulezan (841) 2012-05-06 0:47
very interesting picture, only the bottom part show that we are looking at the reflection on the building. The reflection is unusual and I like it.
bukitgolfb301 (32614) 2012-05-08 18:13
Hello my dear Brenda
Nice attention for the unique reflection by your keen sense and origibality. So well considered framework and composition. Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
josepmarin (56475) 2012-05-13 10:19
The team of architects directed by Niemeyer and Le Corbusier created a really magnificent building, and in this good composition you offer us the splendid geometry of its front, and the reflections of the Midtown skyline on its glasses, in a very attractive and powerful composition graphically.
Well seen, and perfectly executed.
wolf38 (29116) 2012-05-14 4:10
Hi Brenda. The New York skyline as a reflection. A really interesting photo with a lot of graphical elements and details. Well seen and realized. Rgds, Wolfgang.
eldancer1 (20750) 2012-05-22 8:52
I like your rendetion of the New York skyline. New York City buildings can be overwhelming, I feel so insignificant walking the streets between those tall architectures. Good pov and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
batalay (33393) 2012-05-30 1:38
I remember as a child seeing photos of the construction of the great edifice resembling a book balanced on its narrow edge. In fact, I just googled the images and found, scores of exterior, and yours is one the most creative. Indeed, it is similar to a colossal mathematical array, a matrix, consisting of with row upon row of elements, reflecting the modern NY skyline. If it were being built now, I wonder what they would have done differently.
Your note could also include the name of Marc Chagall in the stained glass works inside.
Warm regards, Brenda,
bayno (18334) 2012-06-28 23:14
beautiful graphics and reflections that gives us this skyscraper, you have been clever in capturing them with a good cut and a good framing, excellent tones also, the truck and flags make us realize the majesty of this building...
ikeharel (43953) 2012-08-09 8:47
It's been long since I wrote to you, my appo's.
This is a most magnificent reflection on the UN building i ever seen.
Flawless sharpness and it's green-tone glasses reveal a fabulous sight. I think I know the exact location this was taken, might be near the Tudor's?
Regards from i srael,
jcpix (6504) 2013-10-26 20:59
My, what a graphic punch this has...my eyes are twitching! :) Really cool though, the reflection actually looks like a giant digital equalizer seen on stereo's. I guess that would be apt for NYC, it definitely has rhythm.
This is a terrific observation, and for someone like me who enjoys patterns and shapes so much, this is a beauty! I like how it's broken up along the bottom with some color and different form, which allows for a sense of scale. Can't say I've ever viewed the building in a such a way, love the vision to create this imagery. Hope you're having a nice weekend. Take good care.