New York imagery: Madison Square Park

Finding myself for the first time in ages in a place that I used to walk through daily, I could not restrain myself from taking a couple of shots of things reaching for the sky. (Despite less than optimal lighting due to overall weather.)

These are couple of perspectives from Madison Square Park (not to be confused with the sports arena called Madison Square Garden). The first one is what I think is an erstwhile fountain, with the Empire State Building providing the background.
 

Madison Square Park, New York

 
The second is a curious combination of disparate architectural solutions.
 

Madison Square Park, New York

 
Clickable for larger versions, as always.