@ sircreative... I just said to my daughter that this reminds me of a comic book building. :) one more vote!
One of my top ten this week. Simply an amazing photograph. And... every time I come to look at it I can't help but think of Superman... anyone else have that same thought?
Thanks for the response, very sharp.
@UA I never thought about the air being thinner. That's an interesting thought. And, yeah, I knew there had to be some sway in buildings like this. It's just such an intimidating thought to think that someone piled a million pounds on concrete, steal, glass, etc together, but they still have to give control to the materials in order to keep control of the building (to keep it from falling down.) We're in control, but we're not in control.
Really cool shot, I was at this site when it was under construction with scaffold and cranes all over it, very nice to see the finished building presented like this, I agree with unusualangles it would be brilliant for looking up.
No, it's not HDR. The build is a shiny steel so at night the light reflecting off the building really contrasts with the night time shadows.
I like this and am wondering, did you do this in HDR? the detail in the lighting is really great.
Right after I submitted this photo my wife said, "I hope the subject next week isn't tall buildings or something like that..."
@ Stephanie- could be because the air is so thin way up there. But seriously, they have to be built to sway a little. If they were rigid they would crumble.
Interesting building and subject matter. Very well composed. Definately attracts your attention with the contrast. Not to keen on the theme interpretation but an excellent photo. Should have saved this one for "looking up". lol +1
Amazing photo. Drama, mystery, abstract. It certainly draws you eye upward. Very interesting.
It's possible that the building was moving--it was windy enough that you could see the clouds moving in the sky above.
Stunning image! Because of the variation in the different levels of the building, the centered composition really works well. The contrast is really great as well. I noticed when I zoomed in that there was a little motion in the building. I'm wondering if its the building swaying? That's such a huge structure and to think that it's swaying back and forth like this is really intimidating!
Nice! I like the detail when zoomed in. +1
It sure would be interesting being on the top floor looking down. Awesome shot!!
It has 160 stories--it's a little over 1/2 a mile tall!
Reminds me of a scene from Batman. Do you know how many floors this building has? The clouds at the top are awesome. Cool shot.