#Haiku Happenings #3: Memadtwo’s latest #troiku for Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday challenge!
do stone faces dream?
recalling the other lives
that once moved within
the way the light translates time,
do stone faces dream?–
the breath holds itself between–
495 West End Avenue is another building I had passed many times without really looking at it until I started photographing doors. From a distance is looks like many other large apartment buildings on the Upper West Side.
The building was designed by George F Pelham in 1907. Originally called the Hohenzollern, after the developer Lorenz Weiner’s home country, the name was abandoned after WWI when German associations were shunned. As you can see from the original floor plan, there were three huge apartments per floor.
As is the case with many rental buildings, 495 West End Avenue has now been subdivided into 128 apartments, the largest being a two bedroom…
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