SoHo of the 1850’ -- Broadway was transforming from a street of small retail shops into “a boulevard of marble, cast-iron, and brownstone commercial palazzos” (as the historic designation report put it). The Haughwout building was one example of the nature of the new buildings, yet across the street stood the St. Nicholas Hotel (pictured here), once said to be “the largest and most elegant hotel in the world..with the handsomest marble front in New-York.” by the NY Daily Tribune.
Dresses, Tae Gon Kim (France) | Eerie or pretty? Frozen in London's window shop displays, Strasbourg-based French-Korean artist Tae Gon Kim's large-scale artworks of fibre-optic LED dresses gradually change their colors over time. Where: On King’s Boulevard and Stable Street in King’s Cross. Also at Liberty Department Store in Soho.