3-27-14 Bank Of America Tower (BOAT) Hula Hoop!??

It was cold and windy in New York City last night. Not a night to stop and shoot without reason. I was walking down 6th Avenue (aka (by who?)- Avenue of The Americas) towards 42nd Street and passed by the BOAT (Bank of America Tower). This building is the third tallest in NYC and has a platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating which makes it a model for building green. Several times I have attempted to shoot in and into the lobby and large people in uniform have told me to go away.

I was hurrying along with my head down against the wind but something caught my eye and I looked into the lobby. I neither know why this happened at 9:45 pm in the lobby of a major skyscraper,  nor do I have any idea of the participants but this is what I saw.

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Cindy Adams would say “only in New York” but I know better.


7 responses to “3-27-14 Bank Of America Tower (BOAT) Hula Hoop!??

  1. Could be a strange coincidence but I was having dinner at a hotel in Seattle Saturday night and as I walked through the lobby there were three people hula-hooping! And a patient bull dog sat quietly watching… I wish I’d snapped a picture. 🙂

  2. Oh man, reminds me of the time I tried (and did) take a picture of the Union Carbide building on Park Ave without even realizing it had become the HQ of JP Morgan/Chase. They were getting pilloried in the media at the time and a guard actually walked across 47th Street, I think it was, to put his hand in front of my camera. I was photographing architecture, not usurous bankers, and stood my ground.

  3. I am afraid to make a comment, as I am so tired that I may put foot in mouth again. Very sorry.

    I always wanted to be able to do the hula hoop. Never managed it. I wish I could’ve seen this, because it’s one of those random things that make me very happy.

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