Posts Tagged ‘figures on buildings in NYC’

Characters checking you out on East 27th Street

September 13, 2010

The 27th Street side of luxe condo building 15 Madison Square North has some wonderfully whimsical, mischievous-looking characters carved into the facade.

A little research turned up nothing on who the original business tenants and building designers were. 

So right now, we’ll just have to guess the inspiration for some of these guys, like the whiskered fellow sticking two fingers out and the book-reading, sage-like elder.

There’s a biblical-looking guy with a tablet, and then there’s this one, who look like an escaped mental patient. He’s a real grotesque; that grin is kinda creepy, no?