Photo by Michael Young
Photo by Michael Young


New York’s weather in summer is very variable. According to my limited experience, it is boiling hot, but it also rains and, of course, it is stormy. As the “world” city is, it is the “world” weather as well.

In addition, some incredible events are happening. 270 Park Avenue, a building of 52 stories, is going to be the largest demolition in the city. The headquarters of JP Morgan Chase will be replaced by a super skyscrapper for the same bank firm. Foster + Partners will be the architects. I ask myself several times how are they going to manage this demolition. “An architect is the drawer of dreams” (Grace McGarvie).

“New York is a city whose built environment is characterized by the impermanence of its constituent parts” Matt Burgemaster.
I think it would be such an experience all the required safety measures to comply with the DOB.
I will end with the appointment of Aristotle “By force of building well, you get to a good architect”. This time, “un-build” does it too.

On the other hand, and as I always say, humor is basic, even during hard but comforting work in New York. My mother and brother have came again to visit me, I spent a very enjoyable time with hem.
However, my good mood disappears when I keep looking for an apartment to rent. Everybody, I tell you this as an advise: the most difficult task in New York is to find a good rental apartment. Even I will leave the subject of how expensive they are for another post.

As on previous occasions, I have to say goodbye talking about the future. I will lean on Soren Kierkegaard, (1813-1855) a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”.

I will see you in the next post.

All the best,

A. Buades

Alicia Buades

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