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Have a great weekend!

Technique/Processing:
Just shooting straight up into the sky (not really 'just' as it took quite long to frame it symmetrically) with the Sigma 12-24mm @ 12mm. I darkened the sky and lightened the Chrysler Building entrance. B&W processing done with Nik Silver Efex Pro as usual.

Location:

NYC, Lexington avenue, between E 42nd and E 43rd street. The building on the left is the Chrysler Building and the one on the right is the Grand Hyatt Hotel in whose facade the Chrysler Building is reflected.

Info:
The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Standing at 319 metres (1,047 ft), it was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. After the destruction of the World Trade Center, it was again the second-tallest building in New York City until December 2007, when the spire was raised on the 365.8-metre (1,200 ft) Bank of America Tower, pushing the Chrysler Building into third position. In addition, The New York Times Building which opened in 2007, is exactly level with the Chrysler Building in height.

The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City. In 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

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  1. Lake Fred 60 months ago | reply

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  2. Nokdie 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Original perspective, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. alethea_jasmine 59 months ago | reply

    Wow, this is mind bogglingly good. Just...wow.

  4. kk7k 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called MY FLICKR FAV's (Invite a Friends Photo), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. sebastien banuls 58 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The trip as inside mirror., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. redrock flyer 58 months ago | reply

    great shot and you are cool to share info of how to take it.....

  7. fraghorst 55 months ago | reply

    Unfassbar geil, upps, ähm genial!

    Atemberaubende Umsetzung.

  8. Mike Orso 53 months ago | reply

    Outstanding work!!!!

  9. FuNS0f7 53 months ago | reply

    Perfect expo & brilliant details - as always! Good job, well done!

  10. Eduardo Siquier Cortés 52 months ago | reply

    What a powerful image! One of the better architecture images I've ever seen.

  11. Julie Green - AmateurL8 52 months ago | reply

    Great shot, I got vertigo looking at it! :-)

  12. zsourbanpic 50 months ago | reply

    good perspective, dizzy, grat

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  14. clasch 45 months ago | reply

    great shot!

  15. AdamGalley 40 months ago | reply

    unbelievable! I'm on a trip to NYC in December, also staying at that exact hotel! definitely having ago at this shot!! beautiful!

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