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Photos of hidden rooftop vistas visible only to those in the air above NYC

Since gaining his pilot’s licence in the 1970s, Alex Maclean has been leaning out of small planes with his camera to snap aerial shots of The United States. In that time he has accumulated an impressive body of work, focusing on various aspects of America from the air. The changing of landscapes by human intervention, and the resulting effects, are an overriding theme.

His book entitled Up On The Roof: New York’s Secret Skyline Spaces is a study of the hidden rooftop vistas visible to those in the air above New York City, a secret level of the metropolis filled with water towers, swimming pools, gardens and eateries. The moral of this story is: everything is better when it’s on the roof.

See more of Maclean’s work here.

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About the author

Milo Sumner is a day-dreamer, living and breathing in London. When feeling low, he tends to cut loose and chase after dogs in the park. Otherwise he can usually be found pondering what to have for lunch.

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