Thursday, June 23, 2011
Old Meets New
This pic was taken in the courtyard of Commerce Court while standing near the elephants of a few days ago and shows how the original Commerce North building (with the wonderful ceiling of 2 days ago) was connected to the new stainless steel Commerce West Tower. Commerce Court, completed in 1972, covers 4 acres and consists of the 1 old building plus 3 new buildings and a courtyard designed by architect I. M. Pei. In the space between the 2 towers you can see the rich marble of Scotia Plaza across the street and catch a glimpse of Trump Tower under construction with the crane on top. It is a very busy area!