The Chrysler Building

This is my favorite building in New York City – The Chrysler Building.  There is a fascinating story behind how the crown was secretly constructed inside the building, and then erected once the spire was completed, so it could become the tallest building without its competitors being aware of its final height.

I love this shot because it was taken on the fly.  Sometimes you don’t have enough time to hit the spots you want to in order to keep on schedule with an appointment.  That led me to shooting this building repeatedly through the sunroof of my wife’s car as we blazed down Lexington Avenue.  I love a good challenge, and am pleased with the clarity and the presence in this shot, despite not having either of my feet on the ground and without having a tripod.  I look forward to getting back to the city for a more traditional shoot.

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