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Deco Rooftop

Many skyscrapers from the 20s and 30s had amazing art deco stylings, but the best details are impossible to see from the ground. For example, the Chrysler Building, photographed by legendary photographer Margaret Bourke-White:

Bourke-White at work, getting the above shot:

My interest in the American Radiator Building led me to find Michael Krakovskiy at Dead Programmer's Cafe who has photographed a number of interesting and inaccessable New York skyscraper tops, via a 400mm lens. This face on the RCA Victor Building is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for: