Face Lift

While 141 Fifth Avenue (southeast corner of Fifth and 21st Street), the Merchants Bank of New York building, gets a face lift, it retains elegance, dignity, and grace thanks to a drape depicting what it will look like when it is completed.

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Clicking will yield quite large images — the better to see detail, my dear
Read more about it here. (Why it took me almost a full year to notice this, and thus take photos, is beyond me.)
Idea Whose Time Has Apparently Come: Anyone who undergoes cosmetic surgery should be required to wear this sort of drape rather than become a dark-sunglassed, head-scarfed recluse for the duration of the healing process.

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