Sky and Skyscrapers of NYC

Architect and Urban Designer, Rituraj Parikh, has said that tall skyscrapers of Manhattan have virtually prevented the sight of sky.

Speaking at open forum at Charles Correa Foundation in Fontainhas, Panaji, on a lecture titled titled ‘Looking up in NYC’ Parikh said that New York, one of the greatest cities in the world, which houses monumental buildings like Empire State Building, Flat Iron Building, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Rockefeller Center and others has dwarfed the humans but it is a fact that humans have built it.

He also showcased the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan through his black and white filter images which he captured during his visit to the city.

Parikh added that one does not see much sky in New York but when one sees it, it dazzles with the contrast and it is inevitable that one keeps looking up in the city. The building silhouettes beautifully frame the sky in many forms. The structural frames, glass facades and antennas pose against the bright blue sky and at night the figure becomes the ground and the iconic structures filter light out.