|Photos courtesy of NBC New York.|
As part of a renovation of its exterior, the hotel is covered in a mural that looks just like its facade. The first few times I saw it, I imagined I was looking through a transparent cloth at the windows beneath. But when I got close enough, I discovered it was a drawing.
From the NBC New York site, which posted some video of the artwork:
The 62,000-square-foot mural is the size of one-and-a-half football fields. The hand-drawn architectural rendering was printed on fabric and attached to the construction scaffolding.It's a pretty cool trompe l'oeil and makes me do a double-take every time I walk by.