View From the Top

Living in New York City among the skyscrapers, it's hard to actually see and appreciate the buildings from ground level. When walking along the sidewalk, I'm generally trying to avoid running into people (or prevent them from running into me while they are texting or talking on their phone) than looking up at the buildings around me.

From our 15th floor apartment windows that face south, we can see the Empire State building and the rooftops of hundreds of brownstones and apartment buildings. But whenever I have meetings or appointments in midtown, it's always a treat to enjoy the skyline - shown here from the Vu Salon at the top of the Peninsula Hotel.


Where are your favorite places to take in the view - either on vacation or the within the city where you live?