White brick is not just for '60s apartment houses
Photographer Jefferson Siegel sent along this photo and note on a parking garage in Times Square. It's right next to the old New York Times building, which is being gussied up for its luxurious future, and it's across from the not-so-luxurious Carter Hotel, a future subject of Urbanite blogging that enjoys a remarkably comprehensive Wikipedia entry. Now about that parking garage:
On W. 43rd St. near 8th Ave., just west of the former NY Times building, is this five-story garage. While unremarkable from an architectural standpoint, that four-story-high "Parking" sign is a standout, especially with the wavy "garage" at the bottom. I can't find any info. on the building, but if I had to guess, I'd say it's from around the late 60's-early 70's when a wave of white-brick apartment buildings sprang up throughout the city.