I didn’t realize until after I took this picture how ambiguous the space appears to be … it seems like the construction workers are in some sort of geometrical fun house, with the strange triangular shapes and no view of the sky. In fact, the dark glass on the left side is probably at least 100 feet away, as it’s across the street and perhaps 30-40 feet behind where they’re standing, but it feels like an almost-flat background from this angle.
This construction site is in the Hudson Yards area, not far from the “Wow Factor” building I saw a couple months ago.
Here’s another angle of the same construction project, from further back … as you can see, it’s like a puzzle of geometric shapes, all in a dense work area.
I don’t know why I’ve become so fascinated by the visual aspects of these construction sites in NYC lately … maybe I’ve never paid much attention to construction before, but I also think there’s something a bit more sophisticated and unusual about some of the funky architectural designs that are going up along the west side of Manhattan. The connecting beams above this guy’s head (below) have all sorts of protruding parts and are cut at odd angles that it’s hard to tell what the final result is going to look like.