Sunday, March 22, 2009

"A Waalworth of a skyerscape..."

...of most eyeful hoyth entowerly, erigenating from next to nothing and celescalating the himals and all, hierarchitectitiptitoploftical, with a burning bush abab off its baubletop and with larrons o'toolers clittering up and tombles a'buckets clottering down.
--James Joyce, Finnegan's Wake

The Woolworth Building, Cass Gilbert's 1913 masterpiece, seen from the Manhattan ramp of the Brooklyn Bridge as storm clouds gather on the morning of March 20th.