Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Dakota, 1890

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The Dakota, 1890[edit]

Original - The Dakota, one of the earliest New York City Upper West Side landmarks, c. 1890.
Reason
One of the more famous New York City apartment buildings, notable (among other reasons) as the location where John Lennon was killed. One of the earliest surviving landmarks on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, photographed from an angle that would have been impossible a few decades later due to subsequent development.
Articles this image appears in
The Dakota, Upper West Side
Creator
Historic American Buildings Survey
  • Support as nominator --DurovaCharge! 00:11, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Support - Wow, compare to what surrounds it today. ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 02:39, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment - I'm not sure it deserves FP status but I put it as lead picture in the 1st article -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 03:01, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Support That is an impresive photo, both in quality/historicalness. It really gives you a feel how much it has changed today. Epson291 (talk) 17:24, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Support: Partly because of the quality and historical significance, but mainly because it's related to John Lennon, the second-best Beatle. Dendodge TalkContribs 01:50, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Neutral. Good restoration of a strong photo, but I think it has been cropped too aggressively. The extra foreground and the poles across the road on the right, missing in the restored version, add a lot to the context. And as others note, that context and the drastic change in context from then to now is a big part of the image's appeal.--ragesoss (talk) 06:21, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
    • Considering that the foreground is almost entirely road and the far right is Central Park (which had already been fully developed before this photograph was taken), it didn't seem like a great liberty to crop out phone and power lines which are generally viewed as problem elements in photography. Nearly all of the neighborhood that saw subsequent development remains in the image. DurovaCharge! 01:26, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per above; caption might make note that we are looking at the south facade (I think). Fletcher (talk) 23:32, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Promoted File:The Dakota 1890b.jpg --Wronkiew (talk) 06:13, 8 January 2009 (UTC)