Manhattan Monday 24 – Chinatown 3

Random shots taken in Chinatown in September, 2014.

New York City, new camera, Shopping

New York City, new camera, Shopping

New York City, new camera, Photo bombed

New York City, new camera, Photo bombed

New York City, new camera, souvenirs

New York City, New camera, Souvenirs

Sometimes the photographer ends up in the shot…

New York City, new camera, door reflections

New York City, New camera, Door Reflections

Dragon Building

We first saw this building from the bus and the photo below is taken through the bus window.

The bus circled this dragon headed tower while trying to get to our lunch. The high resolution screens were beautiful.

Our bus circled this dragon headed tower while trying to get to our lunch. The high resolution screens were beautiful.

It is called Pangu Plaza.

Shaped like a dragon — and stretching the length of seven football fields — the complex boasts a high-rise office tower, shopping mall, and seven-star hotel.

Shaped like a dragon — and stretching the length of seven football fields — the complex boasts a high-rise office tower, shopping mall, and seven-star hotel.

The building complex was somehow part of the Olympic Games, since it has seven jumbo television screens which, during the Olympics, recycled patriotic images and Olympic highlights to passersby 24 hours a day.

The building complex was somehow part of the Olympic Games, since it has seven jumbo television screens which, during the Olympics, recycled patriotic images and Olympic highlights to passersby 24 hours a day.

 One side of Pangu Plaza overlooks the Water Cube and the Bird's Nest stadium, indeed much of the Olympic site.

One side of Pangu Plaza overlooks the Water Cube and the Bird’s Nest stadium, indeed much of the Olympic site.

Background information obtained from the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/21/sports/olympics/21apartment.html?_r=0

And the next post will be about our visit to the Olympic site…