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Author @ the Library: "Up on the Roof: New York's Hidden Skyline Spaces, with Alex MacLean, trained architect-turned photographer / pilot.

December 11, 2012

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Mid-Manhattan Library

For over thirty years, the author has documented the American landscape from the air.  His remarkable photographs capture the surreal beauty of the visual patterns formed by the intersection of natural and constructed environments.  He directs his lens at the rarely seen "top floor" of New York City and reveals a hidden world of amazing complexity, diversity, and life.  Alongside the city's famous water towers are pools, sunbathers, tennis courts, art, restaurants, gardens, and solar panels. His photographs leave little doubt about New York City's "green" potential and the belief that improved outdoor spaces above lead to more livable cities below. In his illustrated lecture, the maps and captions help the audience to easily identify the photographs.  Whether you are new to the city or native born, this fascinating look at hidden New York will be a revelation.





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