New York Secret Rooftop World

Amazing aerial shots give you a view of city’s skyline as you’ve never seen it before. By Landsliders Aerial Photography.

Secret world: One of photographer Alex Maclean’s amazing aerial shots shows a block in Upper West Side.

Growing trend: A one acre urban farm in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.

Guests at the city’s Standard Hotel enjoy the rooftop life.

Urban jungle: A multi-level rooftop garden overlooking Central Park in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Artificial materials and pebbles make up the camouflage pattern on the roof at the Museum of Modern Art.

Transformation: The High Line, an elevated park in the sky built on top of the tracks of a disused railway, weaves its way through the city blocks.

Tudor City, Manhattan: A mid-rise apartment building topped with terrace gardens detailed with Tudor style flourishes.

Chocks away: A vintage bi-plane is pictured on the roof of 77 Water Street in the city’s financial district.

Chelsea, Manhattan: A Cool mural on a white roof above a gallery building in Chelsea.

Green living: A beautifully detailed high-rise terrace garden.

The School of the Future building at 127 East 22nd Street.

Manhattan: New roof terraces in various stages of construction are configured around headhouses, lightwells and water towers.

Aerosol Art Center: An outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City. A Mecca for graffiti artists the world over.

A stunning selection of roof gardens above 166 Bank St.

Showpiece: The green roof above the Morgan mail processing facility, covers 109,000 square feet, or nearly 2.5 acres. During construction, approximately 90 percent of the original roof was recycled.


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