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03/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Chelsea Birds Are Watching You...

Wanted to share some really neat details I noticed while scouting in Chelsea the other day. This building, at the corner of 23rd & Ninth, is known as London Terrace Gardens and actually stretches all the way to 10th Ave. When it was built in 1931, it was considered the largest apartment building in the world.

If you look closely on the top levels, you'll spot some really neat statuary...

First, a pair of really pissed-off-looking birds on the south side...

Then, above, you'll see another bird, who seems to be kneeling. Is it me, or does this thing not have a head?

Beside this one is some sort of wingless creature. I really couldn't get a good angle:

Meanwhile, on the east side...

...You find a dopier looking bird with a beak that reminds me of a medico-style Venetian mask...

...and a side view of the weird bent-over winged creature.

Am I not looking at that right? Where is the head??

-SCOUT

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