As a native New Yorker, I have often taken the tall buildings of the city for granted. But if you look up, relics of the past await you. Terra cotta details, made by hand for a New York City of a hundred years ago adorn even the most unassuming building. If you happen to find yourself out walking in New York City, stop and look up. The tourists are on to something.

View of the 210 Riverside Drive (above) and from the rooftop of 800 West End Avenue (below), both brought to you by Katie Ipcar.