December 10th, 2019
It's rare that I've been lucky enough to so thoroughly capture what the absence of a skyscraper from the viewpoint of one city block can look like. I remember meeting my father for lunch on one of the first mildly warm spring afternoons when he was visiting New York in mid-April, 2017. That afternoon after lunch we said goodbye outside of Grand Central Terminal, and as I was walking toward to the train that would take me back to Brooklyn, I took the photo below.
Looking back, two and a half years later, and having recently walked by Grand Central Terminal, I was struck by the amount of space and light and air that was once available in the same place where One Vanderbilt, now each day, grows closer and closer toward the sky.