Tuesday, November 2, 2010

That's My World Tuesday


This lovely art deco building is in NYC's financial district.  
It was completed in 1932, and is the 5th tallest
 building in New York (39th in the world). It's also the 
headquarters of the now infamous American 
International Group (AIG).  Remember when the Fed 
bailed them out to the tune of about $125 billion, 
and they turned right around and handed out 
$165 million in bonuses to their top execs?
Apparently the glass-enclosed observation deck up 
there at the top used to be open to the public, 
but is now the exclusive domain of those same 
AIG execs.  Personally, I think the arrogant 
ingrates should open it up to the
 rest of us taxpayers, who bailed them out!

[To see more of That's My World, go here.]

5 comments:

  1. You're not kidding about turning it over. How can these people get away with this so flagrantly?

    Aside from that, good close-up.

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  2. That is a beautiful Art Deco building, Alexa, and it's nice to be able to put a "face with a name." I recognize this building and I know of AIG but did not know that they went together.

    Yes, we need to take this back and have a party on those top floors!

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  3. Nice photo. Love art deco....

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  4. Fascinating stuff Alexa! I'm discovering more and more art deco here in Paris so it's good to see some other examples to hone my eye :-)

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