NYMag.com has an awesome slideshow of photos from a new book, Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces. Architect/photographer/pilot Alex MacLean shot more than 200 buildings from the air, giving viewers a glimpse of the city from a rather elusive vantage point.
There’s definitely a voyeuristic appeal to looking into/upon buildings–I’m guilty of scoping out other apartments’ swank terraces and covetable outdoor spaces from high-up windows. (A girl can dream, right?) So I’m definitely planning to check out MacLean’s book.
In the meantime, a few of my favorite images:
MoMA, 11 W. 53rd Street, Manhattan, NY 10019
300 E. 34th Street, Manhattan, NY 10016
Brooklyn Grange, 37-18 Northern Blvd., Queens, NY 11101