February 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Picture of the Day: Soaring With Eagles

by twistedsifter




lucinda granges atop chrysler building eagle new york city by alex shaw

Photograph by ALEX SHAW / alex-shaw.com


In this breathtaking capture by Alex Shaw, we see fellow photographer and urban explorer Lucinda Grange, atop one of the famous eagles that peer out from the 61st floor of the Chrysler Building in New York City.

The photo was included in a recent photo series attributed to Lucinda that has gone viral in the last couple days (see here, here, here and here), however it was Shaw that took this specific photo.

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper on the east side of Manhattan. At 1,046 feet (319 m), the structure was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is still the tallest brick building in the world, albeit with an internal steel skeleton. It was designed by architect William Van Alen. [source]



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