Like Day and Nite
I've mentioned that the sky is a palpable presence in Newark, even Downtown, and here's another picture to prove it. It shows a late afternoon sky to the right of One Newark Center, the Seton Hall Law School building. Whatever the liting conditions of the sky might be, they are picked up by the reflective glass fronts of Downtown's various modernist highrises. Dramatic liting, dramatic window tones.
Here's a wider and lower view of the same general vicinity at nite, showing early evening traffic on McCarter Highway (Route 21). If this is less than crisply focused, it is because I did not have the camera on a tripod, but you get the picture. The distant brite lites at center top, just to the left of the FBI Building, are floodlites at a baseball field in Harrison across the Passaic River from Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium (hidden by One Newark Center from this vantage point). Some nites there are baseball games on both sides of the Passaic. Dueling floodlites.
The low white building in the foreground is the Gateway Hilton Hotel, one of two major hotels (with the Robert Treat) in the Downtown heart of things.