Tuesday, May 11, 2010
☞ BESPOKE: Period Inspired Globe Lamp Post
At the corner of West 127th Street and 5th Avenue is one of our favorite adaptive reuse condominiums in Harlem, but we often think something is missing on the restored facade when we pass by. The second photo shows two handsome columns out in front of the building and this had us wondering if they had formerly supported an awning or had some other use. While walking in the neighborhoods further west, the answer might have been found in the globe lights that line some of luxury prewar buildings in Morningside Heights (last photo). We found most of the globe lights were supported by cast iron columns but would imagine some of the more expensive buildings at the turn of the century could have had the carved stone variety. All photos by Ulysses.