On the 4th of July, I had the fortunate privilege to set up on the roof of the United Nations Building on the east side of mid-town Manhattan. At the time, I was working on the restoration of this complex and my security badge allowed me this unrestricted access. I took many photographs, as the sun set, attempting to capture the urban landscape beauty of one of the largest cities in the world. Within an hour of taking this photo, I was able to capture the fireworks, which were launched on other side of the island from the Hudson River. You can see my choice shot of this annual event in the Images within the New York section.