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Sally Minker
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope

Media:Photography;
Genre:Nature; Urban;


ARTIST STATEMENT: I have lived and worked in Brooklyn since 1991, and I have watched it change.

I live on 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the Williamsburg Bank Tower has always been my anchor. Until recently, it was the lone skyscraper towering over all the other buildings in the skyline. That has changed. Starting in 2013, developers began constructing steel and glass skyscrapers nearby that are almost as tall as the Williamsburg Bank Tower. The construction hasn’t stopped.

Completed in 1927, the Williamsburg Bank Tower is a modernist skyscraper capped with a Rennaissance-style dome. The architects fought against the dome, but the client insisted, making this building what the AIA Guide to New York City called “New York’s most exhuberant phallic symbol.”

I began photographing it in the mid-2000s, simply because I love the building. What began as a project about one building and its surroundings, became a project about time, documenting the changing Brooklyn cityscape.
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  • Williamsburg Bank Tower at Sunrise
    2014
    Photograph

  • Brooklyn Skyline from Park Slope, November 2011
    2011
    From the Williamsburg Bank Tower series

  • Brooklyn Skyline, September 2013
    2013
    Photograph

  • Brooklyn Skyline from Park Slope, September 2014
    2014

  • Skyline, October 2015
    2015

  • November 2015
    2015

  • January 1, 2016

  • Brooklyn Skyline at Sunset, March 2016
    2016
    Photographic C-Print

  • Skyline, May 2016

  • Brooklyn Skyline in the Fog
    2016
    Photographic C-Print

  • Good Morning, Park Slope
    2016
    Photographic C-Print

  • Skyline at Sunset, August 2016

  • Kentile Floors Sign
    2013

  • Kentile Floors Sign Removal, June 2014

  • Crossing Fourth Avenue at Sunset
    2014

  • Dueling Cranes on Flatbush Avenue
    2014

  • Summer Evening on the Gowanus Canal
    2015
    Photographic C-Print

  • Gowanus Canal at Sunset, 2016

  • Gowanus Canal, Summer Evening, August 2015

  • Fourth Avenue at Sunset, June 2016
    2016
    Photograph
 








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