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On the Top of the NYC — Part II

Published April 2nd, 2012

First few days we were in the room in and out, so I only grabbed a few photos from the window, which were pretty breathtaking anyway, but on the last day, right after breakfast, while waiting for an elevator to take me down, I decided to venture around the floor a bit. And stumbled on an open roof access. Bingo!



I’m not a roof topper by any chance, but I get the thrill of it. It is genuinely exciting! One thing to remember, though, is that I was born in Moscow, Russia, and I, as all ex-USSR kids are, used to be in thousands of forbidden places — and really scary places even for an adult to venture in.



So I glanced around, came back, got down the elevator, and hid my excitement during a coffee chat with Oleg over daily business and routine. Once we got back from the cafe up to our room, I said — “Come on, get your iPhone out, I have something very special to show you”.



We got to the stairs and climbed up the roof. You can see everything around! The roofs or windows of other buildings — most of them are considerably taller than our 44-story high hotel. The heights and the thrill — all made this New York trip truly unforgettable!



PS: To Double Tree by Hilton management. Please don’t chain or close the roof entrance. It is pretty secure to get to the 44th floor anyway, but the thrill your new visitors will experience will get you more reservations and bookings. Think of this as a great and free entertainment for your guests. It was truly awesome. Thank you!

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On the top of the World. Classy.

It's cold and chilly, but hanging out at ~130 meter heights — priceless.

  • April 1st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 24mm / f/5.6 / 1/3200 sec

Ventilation & the City

The massive ventilation system powers the whole building. In the far you can see 1,776 foot skyscraper — New York's tallest One WTC.

  • April 1st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 24mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec

Immerse Greatness of the City

Oleg is smiling from another roof. The coast and river is in the background. It's high!

  • April 1st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 70mm / f/4 / 1/8000 sec
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What are you thinking about?

Some deeper thoughts are coming to mind when you see such a massive city.

  • April 1st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 43mm / f/9 / 1/800 sec
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:-)

Just smiling from the top.

  • April 1st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 35mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec
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What's there?..

I've noticed something on the right... What that might be?

  • April 1st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 28mm / f/5.6 / 1/2000 sec
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Oh, it's a ship!

Oh, it's a ship — you can barely see the river from behind two towers.

  • April 1st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 24mm / f/8 / 1/1600 sec
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I [photo] NY, and proud of it :)

Oleg is sporting a fancy 500px t-shirt "I photo NY" with our branding. It's a hit in NYC.

  • April 1st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/6400 sec

It's THIS Big

The city is big, and Oleg tried to capture just how big is it. I think it's pretty fair comparison.

  • April 1st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 24mm / f/6.3 / 1/1250 sec

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juliamalkovich
Julia Malkovich  about 2 years ago
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мне страшно даже смотреть на фото)))
longlandriver
Longland River  about 2 years ago
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Экстрим-это полезно!)))
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Longland River  about 2 years ago
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tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 2 years ago
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Это можно устроить, напишите мне на почту - e@500px.com свой адрес :)
BernardoIribarnegaray
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Bernardo Iribarnegaray  over 2 years ago
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Si voy a Canada para conseguir esa camiseta, creo que me sale más facil copiarla aquí en la casa de un chino... ¡Vaya! con lo guapo que iría yo con ella... :-)

¡Ah! el reportaje fotográfico es fantástico

adrag
Alexander Dragunov  about 3 years ago
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Visiting your office is the only way to get this t-shirt? I want it! :)
tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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Yep, it's that easy :)
adrag
Alexander Dragunov  about 3 years ago
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I'll remember that! Hope that opening of the European office is just a matter of time :)
SamanthaShea
Samantha Shea (inactive)  about 3 years ago
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Great shots! :)
tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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We need to explore our roof too :)
Specular
Chris Davis  about 3 years ago
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Fun shots :) ,No place like NY for shooting :) I looove doing location shoots in NYC
tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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It is indeed a great place for ANY kinda of photo shoot!
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Shane Walsh (inactive)  about 3 years ago
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Cool collection of pics lads!
tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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Thanks :)
xilun
Khang Lam  about 3 years ago
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you look like Chester Benmington, hehe
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Roland Shainidze  about 3 years ago
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Cool! I see you had fun!!!
I also would like to get the t-shirt, where can I get it?
Cheers
tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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Just come by our offices one day — we'll get you one (and I'll show the pics of your print of Toronto subway — it's very impressive on canvas!)
mudjawd
Muddassar Jawed  about 3 years ago
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get me one of those t shirts please please please.
azerbouf
Evgeny Averboukh  about 3 years ago
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=))
Awesome! Cool place to take night pictures from there =)
tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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I've got some of those in my portfolio — click on my face to see one :)
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Nathaniel Dodson  about 3 years ago
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The 500px logo is the best! I've gotta get one of those shirts!
tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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Those are our favorites — the "I photo NY" one is a hit in NY city :)
EyetheNorth
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Peter Crock  about 3 years ago
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Those crazy Russian's. :)
tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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Sometimes :)
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David Bladon (inactive)  about 3 years ago
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Mmmm, 500px T-Shirts....
tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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My favorites :)
DanielaDuncan
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Daniela Duncan  about 3 years ago
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Very cool shots and moment, explorador! You managed to find adventure in the building :)
tchebotarev
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Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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It is a thrill of the day :)