New modern McDonalds go for the gold.
McDonalds in New York are slowly but surely getting the makeover previously reserved for their European counterparts, and I definitely have some mixed feelings.
McDonald’s at 1499 3rd Avenue in New York City, via Google Maps (date unknown) and now (May 2010).
I think the bulk of my indecisiveness comes from my appreciation for bold colors and modern aesthetics (i.e. the Egg by Arne Jacobsen, now a staple in the modern McDonalds) being in conflict with the nostalgic value I place in McDonald’s as a cultural entity. If it was up to me, I think they’d all still look like the original from 1955.