Gardiner Comfort’s essay about the old manual elevators that used to be everywhere in Tribeca gave me license to ask artist Grimanesa Amorós whether I could shoot the elevator at 54 N. Moore—and it turns out there are two. This is the first one. The second-to-last photo shows how there’s an opening on the side, so when the car passes a window in the shaft, you can see outside; the last photo, of course, was taken through the ceiling, straight up the shaft. (I shot a great video of the car in motion, but my camera won’t release it. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get my camera to give the video up? It’s a Panasonic/Lumix, if that matters.) The horizontal photos benefit from enlarging.
Amorós, as you might already know, also created the fabulous “Terrarium” light installation in the building’s lobby.