The view from up where?
December 11, 2005 9:25 AM   Subscribe

SkyscraperFilter: Can you identify from which Manhattan building this photo was taken?

I'd like to use this concept as a miniature contest, but first, I'd like to test the concept's viability. I figure, if no one on AskMeFi can get it, or guess close, it's not worth doing.

(And yes, I know the answer.)
posted by disillusioned to Grab Bag (11 answers total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: don't play around on ask mefi -- if you know the answer, forget it.

 
I'm thinking somewhere around 53rd and Madison, not sure which building is on that corner though...
posted by TonyRobots at 9:43 AM on December 11, 2005


Clearly on Fifth Avenue ... Trump Tower?
posted by gubo at 9:45 AM on December 11, 2005


Is it Trump Tower?
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:46 AM on December 11, 2005


Aw, gubo beat me :(
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:47 AM on December 11, 2005


Good Lord, that happened quickly. It's actually my wallpaper now; pleasant reminder of a quickie vacation a few weeks ago. (Yes, I took it.)

Now, what floor? (I kid.)

Thanks, folks! (56th & 5th, TonyRobots)
posted by disillusioned at 9:50 AM on December 11, 2005


Okay, more like 58th and Madison. Trump tower? (Former) IBM building?
posted by TonyRobots at 9:50 AM on December 11, 2005


Oops. Heh. That was fun, though.
posted by TonyRobots at 9:50 AM on December 11, 2005


56th & 5th, approximately. Oh yeah... Trump Tower.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:52 AM on December 11, 2005


Dang. Beaten to the punch. The 666 building (now CITIgroup) is a dead giveaway.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:52 AM on December 11, 2005


For non-NYers, it's not too tricky (but probably more fun): obviously on 5th, looking downtown, count the blocks back from the 666 building. Then go here and look. The sticky-outy bits are the clincher.
posted by holgate at 10:00 AM on December 11, 2005


holgate—I figured that would be the giveaway. The corners make for amazing views, since every room on that side has a corner view, and the living room had a full 180° view of Manhattan.

If anyone is interested in more pictures or my cutesy video tour of Steven Spielberg's apartment on the 62nd floor, just shoot me an email/IM; check profile. (It's the apartment he keeps for his entourage/family friends, etc. Which I am not one of.)

I am glad you guys had fun with it—I was hoping I wouldn't get lambasted for posting a question I technically knew the answer to. MeFi etiquette is a tricky, seemingly tempermental beast.
posted by disillusioned at 10:08 AM on December 11, 2005


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