Saturday, January 30, 2010

skyscraper reflections in levittown





I remember when this was built some time in the late seventies - I'm guessing. it was such a big deal because it was thought of as a skyscraper, unusual for these parts. my husband just told me the original plan was to build four of them.
today super sized strip malls surround it.


for more weekend reflections, please visit james of newtown area photo here.

20 comments:

Hilda said...

Very unusual (for me, at least) yellow glass. If you didn't say otherwise, I would have thought this was standing alone in the middle of nowhere.

Have a happy weekend!

bobbie said...

Beautiful reflections, and a beautiful sky!

All those big malls make me sad. I long for little old fashioned mom and pop stores.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» had forgotten about the Levittowns. Do you know how many were built? Isn't there also one in Pennsylvania?

Guy D said...

Very nice as always.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

eileeninmd said...

The reflections of the sky and clouds are lovely.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

It does look like an icon to the 1970's and not what the world thinks of in levittown!

Jan
GDP

Alexa said...

Louis -- there are 4 of them, but the one here on LI was the first.
Lily -- since this hamlet and I are about the same age, I remember when there wasn't a single mature tree to be found there. Not crazy about our strip malls, but like it that there aren't a lot of tall buildings on LI.

Bibi said...

Yes, it's funny what people call skyscrapers. When I first moved here, my husband called the building he worked in, which had 10 floors, a skyscraper.

Birdman said...

I'm sure when they built it SOMEONE thought it was beautiful... ah progress?

mbkatc230 said...

Lovely cloud reflection, and the sky is so open. But this is definitely not what I picture when I think of Levittown! Kathy

Dianne said...

the clouds are gorgeous
there are a few of those skyscrapers here in NJ too

James said...

That's a really nice shot. I like the sky and the way the building shines from the sun.

Daryl said...

I thought Levittown was a complex of small one family homes ...

Down in FL where my parents had their condo there were 2 kinds of buildings .. garden apartments which were two stories tall and high rises which were 4 stories tall . the high rises looked like what I thought/imagined military barracks looked like.. my aunt was highly insulted when I told her that.

Jacob said...

It does have that 70s look! But you did a good job here with the reflections!

awarewriter said...

Dramatic shot of an ordinary building in Levittown no less. The sky and the lighting on the glass are what make this shot.

Janie said...

Beautiful sky and interesting building. The glass makes a lovely reflection.

Serendipity said...

The light on the building is perfect

Paz said...

interesting background. cool shot.

paz

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely reflections in the windows

quilly said...

I love the way the whole building takes on the color of the windows. You'll have to snap this again on a blue sky day.