For most first-time visitors to Manhattan, it's usually the towering skyscrapers that easily get their attention, if not the cause of some stiff necks. I can always say someone is a tourist just by the way they crane their necks heavenward with mouths oftentimes open. For a change, I decided to put myself in the tourist mode, roaming around city blocks in sneakers and looking up at towering buildings with my eyes squinting behind a camera.
Zooming in, I realize how certain parts of a building's facade can present itself as a pleasant study in lines and shapes. A building as a whole may look impressive right away but I find sectional details offer a very different architectural tapestry. The whole, after all, is the sum of its parts - in this case, a series of windows high up there.