A Look At New York City And Its Massive Erections


I truly believe that New York City is one big phallic symbol.

I mean, all you have to do is look up at all its massive erections and you can see that it's true.

However, I do believe that New York is a city that will never, ever have the need for Viagra because it never lacks to rise to the occasion; perpetually pointing upward.

But I also believe that those massive erections are a representation of a very healthy and positive belief that when you think big, you get big; affirming that anything is possible.

New York is forever experimenting, changing, and growing.

Yet, what always remains the same is the energy. And that energy is what makes it BIG.

That "only in New York City" oh-so magnificent energy that you can feel pulsating through your veins whenever you're there.

Here are a few examples of New York's impressive erections.

Please enjoy (but try not to get too aroused)...



56 Leonard Street is an 821-foot-tall skyscraper on Leonard Street in Tribeca.


The photos above and below were taken from the same angle, however I cropped and edited them differently (notice One World Trade Center in the background)...


This skyscraper was designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, which describes the building as "houses stacked in the sky."




New York by Gehry is a stunning vision of architecture in NYC's Financial District.


This Manhattan high-rise was constructed with undulating waves of stainless steel that reflect the changing light, transforming the appearance of the building throughout the day. It stands 870 feet tall. Designed by architect Frank Gehry.


What's so fascinating about walking through New York is that you can look up at anytime and anywhere, and see landmarks peeking above and between other buildings...


The Empire State Building
(above and below) 


I spotted this billboard on the side of a building and thought, "Yup...that's New York City."


This final photograph is a gorgeous fountain I discovered in Lower Manhattan. I think it's the perfect image after looking at all those massive erections, don't you?


BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Have a massively BIG weekend, y'all!
X


*(post title photo: 50 West, a residential tower in Lower Manhattan)

26 comments

  1. I laughed at your apt observation of NYC being one big phallic symbol. Even though I have a creatively "dirty" mind, I never thought of it that way (*smile*).


    This post is fabulous and the photos are breathtaking! I've never seen any of those skyscrapers before - -although I did visit the Empire State Building when I was a child (it still reminds me of King Kong).


    The skyscraper on Leonard Street is incredible - - so completely unique. And also that high rise with the undulating waves!


    I definitely needed that fountain to cool off, after encountering all those amazing erections;;;


    .......sorry, I couldn't resist.....

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  2. Val DaggattOctober 25, 2019

    New York by Gehry... how fabulous is that!
    If I was there and gazing at those wonderful buildings my neck would soon start to ache!

    Great photos, Ron, and I thank you for sharing.

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  3. Welp, that's one way to look at it! But you do make quite a point! Lol!

    Gehry designed two buildings here; one for Case and one for the Clinic. Both are amazing spectacles that have to be seen to be believed. And I've never seen The Jenga in person, but would love to see what it's like inside. Very cool photos, Ron. Happy Weekend!

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  4. Ron, your final picture made me laugh out loud. Hilarious! Gorgeous photographs! I clicked over on the links you shared of both buildings to read about them. Wow...what beautiful views of Manhattan from the upper floors, especially at night.

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  5. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comOctober 25, 2019

    Ha ha - you really made me laugh today!! Especially at the end! Your shots are fabulous - NYC really is a city of mirrors (glass buildings) and erections...

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  6. I'm unfamiliar with the first two buildings but really impressed by their architecture. I'm drawn to edgy/unique designs like that. Have you ever seen the Dancing House Hotel in Prague? Perfect example! https://www.dancinghousehotel.com/en/

    I got off on your descriptive analogy here, Ron. Definitely got the thrust of where you were going with all this. I mean, come on!

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  7. What a way to end the workweek, Ron, ha! Seriously, I love the fountain (but I think most people gravitate to water features, especially when it's hot outside). Not sure I'd want to live or work in that Jenga building though. It just doesn't look safe, if you know what I mean! And that wavy building, while gorgeous on the outside, isn't something I'd want to live or work in either.


    Thanks for including the Empire State Building -- it's such an iconic landmark that it's practically a must when you're photographing NYC. Enjoy the upcoming weekend, my friend! xx

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  8. Valerie, isn't the architecture of New York by Gehry so unique? It's so tall that you can see it all over Lower Manhattan. And up close it's phenomenal!

    "If I was there and gazing at those wonderful buildings my neck would soon start to ache!"

    Ha! I know. That's what happens when you're in NYC. You're always looking up!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantastic weekend!

    X

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  9. " Even though I have a creatively "dirty" mind, I never thought of it that way (*smile*)."

    HA! It's funny because I never really thought of it that way either. That is, until my last visit when I spotted all these MASSIVE buildings that resembled erections. LOL!

    New York City is building so fast lately, that many of these buildings are new to me as well. And I can't get over how most of these buildings are fully occupied by either business or residences. The rents/mortgages must be astounding!$!$!$

    Aren't both these buildings so totally unique?

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have an awesome weekend! And enjoy the remainder of October!
    X

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  10. Tee-hee! I couldn't resist sharing my way of looking at it. And it's funny because it been only recently (my last visit) that I equated all those massive buildings in NYC with massive erections. LOL!

    "Gehry designed two buildings here; one for Case and one for the Clinic. Both are amazing spectacles that have to be seen to be believed. "

    OMG, that's AWESOME! And thank you for sharing that info with me because I'm going to google those two buildings to see what they look like!

    Isn't the Jenga so unique? It truly does look like tall stack of houses, doesn't it? If you click on the like that I shared, you'll see the spectacular view from the higher floors.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a most excellent weekend!

    X

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  11. HA! I just couldn't resist! And it's funny because I had no idea what I was going to do with that last photograph of the fountain, until I suddenly got the idea of using it at the end of this post. It was perfect!

    OMG....aren't the views of NYC from both these buildings spectacular? Yes, especially at night!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a super weekend!
    X

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  12. Tee-hee! Glad to hear you had a laugh, Fiona! I just couldn't resist.

    "NYC really is a city of mirrors (glass buildings) and erections..."

    Yes....isn't it AMAZING?!?!?!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a lovely weekend!

    X

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  13. Mark, I can't thank you ENOUGH for sharing that link because I clicked on it and read that Frank Gehry was one of the architectures who contributed the Dancing House Hotel. OMG...it's AWESOME! I'm going to return later this weekend and read more of the website.

    "I got off on your descriptive analogy here, Ron. Definitely got the thrust of where you were going with all this. I mean, come on!"

    HA! Yes....I KNEW you would get it!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have an excellent weekend!

    X to you and Tara!

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  14. Helloooo there Debbie!

    This architecture not your cup of tea? That's okay, we can't all like the same designs. I know your not fond of open, high heights, so I completely understand about feeling unsafe. I'm not crazy about high height either, however, I would LOVE to go to the tops of both buildings at night, just to see the view of New York City. I bet it's spectacular!

    "...the Empire State Building -- it's such an iconic landmark that it's practically a must when you're photographing NYC."

    Yes, I agree!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantastic weekend!!!
    X

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  15. I guess if you have limited horizontal space, vertical expansion is pretty much required? I never think of tall buildings as phallic, but I can see your point. Maybe it's why I'm so drawn to smaller, domed buildings? :-)

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  16. LOL! Well, that's the first time I've heard that analogy for a city!! I think the Leonard Street skyscraper looks like a giant Jenga game. :-) And, your wit and humor are just too funny with that last shot of the fountain. I've been off Twitter for a while. It seems to be nothing but a pi$$ing war anymore. I love the perspective of the empire state building from the ground. Looks like you had a marvelous time.

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  17. Ron, the first photo (post title) is incredible! What a beautiful shot. And WOW...that is one tall erection. LOL! I love your phallic reference! Btw, so did my girlfriend because I emailed her this post yesterday when I first read it.

    As always, your photos are spectacular. Both those buildings are so frickin' cool. The architecture is so unique. I would love to go to the tippy top of each one and look out over the city. I'm sure the view is mind-blowing.

    Your final picture and words cracked me up, dude!

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  18. "I think the Leonard Street skyscraper looks like a giant Jenga game."

    Yes, Lisa! BINGO! You're absolutely right. It is designed after the Jenga game! Isn't it the coolest thing you ever saw?

    Tee-hee! Happy to hear you enjoyed my sick humor!

    " I've been off Twitter for a while. It seems to be nothing but a pi$$ing war anymore." I agree! You know, when Twitter first came out I opened an account, but barely ever used it. To be honest, I didn't see the point in Twittering, although so many people LOVE it. To each his own, I guess..

    I took that shot of the Empire State Building towards the end of my day. I just happen to look up and spotted it.

    Yes, I had a maaaaahvelous time in NYC. But then again, I always do. :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're enjoying a peaceful weekend. And I'm sooooooooo happy to see that Cabo is doing better!

    X

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  19. Yes, you're right...because the city has limited horizontal space, the only way to go is vertical and high up!

    "Maybe it's why I'm so drawn to smaller, domed buildings? :-)"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAA! OMG, that literally made me laugh out loud. Hysterical!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're enjoying a FABU weekend!
    X

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  20. Hiya Matt!

    Thank you, buddy! That first shot of that TALL blue skyscraper I took in Battery Park. It's a condo/apartment building.

    "I love your phallic reference! Btw, so did my girlfriend because I emailed her this post yesterday when I first read it."

    I couldn't resist with this pictorial post with all these massive buildings (erections).LOL!

    "I would love to go to the tippy top of each one and look out over the city. I'm sure the view is mind-blowing."

    OMG, me too! Can you imagine the view from either one of them? The architecture is beyond brilliant. I've never seen anything like them.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a most excellent weekend!

    X

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  21. Rob LenihanOctober 27, 2019

    Holy crap, we're in Boner Town!

    Hey, Ron, leave it to you to find something dirty in all these massive, towering, throbbing erections--I'm so proud of you!

    As always, you do a tremendous job of capturing New York's soul with your camera.

    Personally, I dislike a lot these new buildings because I think they're overwhelming the real city, but, as you say, New York is forever changing, growing, and experimenting.

    By the way, the writer Jonathan Ames once held "The Most Phallic Building in the World" contest and that produced some real humdingers. The winner was a water tower in Ypsilanti, Michigan that the locals called "The Brick Dick"!

    I have included a link to the winner's image for your review, but try not to get too excited, you perv!
    http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/events/phallic/winner.php

    Take care, buddy, and keep watching the sky!

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  22. Rob, okay....first I have to say, thanks so much for sharing the link to "The Brick Dick." OMG...I literally laughed my ass off when I saw what it looked like. Hands down, a TRUE winner of THE MOST phallic building in the world. It's BRILLIANT!

    And second, I can totally understand your dislike for a lot of these new buildings because as a native New Yorker, you can see how they've gradually changed the "look" of the city. Over the past several years, the whole skyline has changed. It looks completely different. What I appreciate about these newer buildings is the unique design and thought that went into creating them. But you're right, the city looks nothing like it did when I lived there in the 70's.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, I appreciate that. And thanks again for sharing the link LOL!

    Have a super week, buddy!
    X

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  23. Ron, your images of New York are always filled so many ENERGY. You really know how to capture the essence of my native city.

    ROFLMAO at your reference to NY being the city of massive erections. I showed my husband this post and we laughed together. And we agree with you!

    Gorgeous photographs! Love the ones of The Empire State Building. You have such an eye for seeing things uniquely. Your composition is always wonderful.

    Hope you're weekend was great! I can't believe how fast these two days flew by. xo

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  24. Aw...thank you for your sweet words, Elaine :) ! Whenever I'm in New York, I always get inspired by what I see. LOVE that city!

    "ROFLMAO at your reference to NY being the city of massive erections. I showed my husband this post and we laughed together. And we agree with you!"

    HA! Happy to hear that you and your husband agree with my perception!!! I can't help it,but everything is so much BIGGER in New York!!!

    As I shared, what's really wonderful about those iconic NYC buildings is that wherever you are in the city, you can see them peeking between all the other buildings. And I love seeing The Empire State Building as I'm coming in from the Jersey side because you get such a stellar view from across the river.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, neighbor. Hope you're weekend as GRAND. Yes, it's flew by, didn't it?

    X

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  25. I wasn't going to read blogs tonight....funny how promise of a 'massive erection' can change a chick's mind. Ha! WOW, that Jenga building is very interesting. I wanted to see it more detailed so looked it up, and actually went on Zillow to see if there were units available and how much. Okay, 5 mill and up... might have to save a little longer. ;)
    Funny post, Ron!

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  26. "I wasn't going to read blogs tonight....funny how promise of a 'massive erection' can change a chick's mind."

    Bwhahahahahahaha! OMG Mary, that cracked me the hell up! Hilarious!

    "Okay, 5 mill and up... might have to save a little longer. ;)"

    I know, is the price tag for the units OUTRAGEOUS? Who the hell can afford that?!? It's the same with the condo that they just build at Hudson Yards. They starting price is 30 million!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a faaaaaaabulous week!

    X

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