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The 'Up On the Roof' Collection Brings New York to New Heights

By: Vivian Lau - Published: Jun 24, 2012 • References: alexmaclean and fastcodesign
The 'Up On the Roof' collection by Alex McLean gives the upper-side of New York a whole new meaning by capturing the rooftop furnishings of one of the most stylish city's urban dwellers.

From displaying stately landmarks like the roof of the Rockefeller Center to more overhead shots of quaint areas in Little Italy, McLean illuminates a part of New York the regular tourist would never pass by. It is interesting to see how different terraces reflect the personality of the building they rest atop of.

With a jungle of a metropolis at ground level, New York City's sky-high spaces do not disappoint, often sporting minimalist design to make up for the busy scrawl below, or lush decorations, compensating for the overwhelming lack of greenery everywhere else.