Working as architects in New York City allows us the unique opportunity to view the city from vantage points that very few people see. It never gets old stepping out onto the roof of a 20 story building in midtown and getting a 360˚ view of Manhattan. However, the most interesting (and sometimes creepy) experiences are when you enter a building, often times vacant, for the first time to survey or measure the existing conditions. You never know what to expect or what you may find as you move through each room! More than once I have entered a room and jumped out of my skin because I was startled by a mannequin perched against the wall staring back at me! You never know what (or who) you’ll find!