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David Sundberg

On his way home the other evening, David Sundberg happened upon this set.  He wrote:

Living in New York, film shoots seem to be perennial events.  This is down the street from us on the Lower East Side, for a new TV show, “The Knick”, set in 1900 New York,  directed by Steven Soderbergh.  The set was very dark, darker than it looks here, lit by real gaslight. Camera set at 25,000 ISO.

There is a NY Times piece about The Knick, but David’s view of the set is only here.

In the midst of this year’s world series, there is a new Esto Gallery: Baseball Stadium Architecture. Game 6 of the World Series heads back to Fenway Park tonight.  There are photographs of Fenway and the old Busch stadium in St. Louis, as well as others that haven’t been visible during the post-season.

Of the Gallery, Deane Madsen writes:

Even architects can get antsy waiting for the next game in an unexpectedly contentious World Series. With the Boston Red Sox tying the series with the St. Louis Cardinals late last night, we’re guaranteed another night at Busch Stadium as well as a return trip to Fenway Park in Boston. What better way to decide allegiances between games than with comparisons of baseball stadium architecture? Esto photographers have documented several past and present hallowed halls dedicated to the “national pastime,” from bleachers to boxes, and from lights to locker rooms. If your hometown team isn’t represented here, well, better luck next season!

See the full Esto Gallery at, or see more stadium images at EstoStock.


The AIA New York Chapter / Center for Architecture has a show at the West 4th Street Subway station called New York New World.

The show presents the scope and quality of work being done by AIA New York Chapter members across the globe. The images are located in the two southern corridors of the West 4th Street Subway station.

Included in the show are a number of photographs by Esto photographers:

David Sundberg: New Settlement Community Campus by Dattner Architects

Jeff Goldberg: Frank Sinatra School of the Arts by Ennead;  Public Theater NYC by Ennead Architects; Stanford University Bing Concert Hall by Ennead; Natural History Museum of Utah by Ennead; Stocking Hall Rehabilitation Cornell University by Mitchell | Giurgola Architects; Yale University Art Gallery Renovation and Expansion by Ennead

Albert Vecerka: Harlem Village Academies High School by Cooper, Robertson & Partners; PAVE Academy by Mitchell | Giurgola Architects

The entrance fee to the show is $2.50, and that includes a subway ride.

The New York State AIA has announced its 2013 Design Awards.  

We are pleased that a number of projects photographed by Esto photographers are included among the winners.

In the Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse category, the Yale University Art Gallery won an Award of Excellence.  Jeff Goldberg recently photographed the Gallery for Ennead.

Francis Dzikowski photographed The Lincoln Center LCT3 Theater by H3Hardy Collaboration Architecture.  The theater received an Award of Excellence in the Institutional category.

Four projects that won Citations for Design in the Institutional category were photographed by Esto as well:  Albert Vecerka documented the Brooklyn Botanic Garden by Weiss/Manfredi; David Sundberg photographed the 9/11 Memorial by Frederick Schwartz Architects; both the Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University by Ennead and the Collaborative Research Center at Rockefeller University by Mitchell/Giurgola were photographed by Jeff Goldberg.

Dattner and Grimshaw’s Via Verde, with David Sundberg’s images, won the Award of Excellence in the Residential/Multi-Family Category.

Albert Vecerka’s photographs of the East River Blueway Plan by WXY Architects won two awards: The Best in NY State Award and an Award for Excellence in the Urban Planning/Design category.



David Sundberg was in Rome recently photographing the American Embassy.  The elegant, 300-year old Palazzo Margharita, owned by the United States government since 1946, has been modernized by EYP Architects.

David Sundberg photographed 2 houses by the architect Gordon Gilbert that are included in the new TASCHEN book WOOD, Volume 2, in the series Architecture Now!  David’s images of Bridge House and Lake House appear on pages 140 – 153.

The Bridge House, in Fallsburg NY is pictured above.  The full catalog of the project is at EstoStock.



David Sundberg found real New York fireworks on the Brooklyn Bridge this morning.

David Sundberg has been photographing the construction at the new Fulton Street Transit Center in lower Manhattan.  The subway hub is designed by Grimshaw Architects. The central art installation, and way finder, “Sky Reflector-Net” is designed by James Carpenter Design Associates.

The image here, taken recently, appears on David Dunlap’s Cityroom blog and in Metropolitan section of The New York Times on Friday, June 14. ”The 79 foot high net of reflective aluminum diamonds, set in a stainless steel lattice, sends ambient light into the station, providing opportunity for orientation as well as more intangible qualities of delight, astonishment and awe.”

Sundberg will be documenting the construction as it moves along and will be photographing the completed transit hub when it opens next year.


New York’s new bike sharing program is starting this weekend.  David Sundberg photographed this station on Allen Street on the Lower East Side.

More information on locations, available bikes and membership is at CitiBikeNYC.

Enjoy the long weekend.


David Sundberg has been photographing the construction of 1 World Trade Center. The images are from a number of vantage points around Lower Manhattan, with many taken from his kitchen window.  The evolution of the project can be seen in David’s portfolio of One World Trade Center