Financial District

It’s hard to believe that two weeks after superstorm Sandy hit the shores of Manhattan that their is still 1/3 of the Financial District that is still without power and fixes are not in the near future.  It’s estimated that some buildings will be without power for another month to two months. The 14-foot storm surges flooded the streets and basements of the heart of the finance district and leaves its occupants looking for other places to live and work. It really makes you questions whether this area is the right place for these companies.  But knowing New York, it is a resilient city and I’m sure it will bounce back soon.

I thought I would share with you the Financial District as I know it.  Full of lights and life!  Here’s the Financial District as viewed from Brooklyn across the East River.

Financial District, Manhattan, NYC

Financial District – Click to Enlarge

  • Kris Koeller

    Great photo. Most of life in NYC is back to normal, but if its not back by now, it will be a long, long time…

  • Ken Rowland

    Great image. Really like it in Black & White.

  • Chris Nitz

    I totally love this shot, man. I like how you can almost make out every window with a light on, and how some floors are just totally lit like a dang christmas tree. Killer!

  • Len Saltiel

    Beautiful tones in this great skyline Rick. I worked on Wall St for about 5 years in the late eighties and it seems surreal what has happened. Let’s hope for a quick recovery.

  • Mark Summerfield

    Wonderful view of the skyline and great clarity throughout. Love the way you have used the open structure of the warehouses in the foreground as the leading line.

  • LensScaper

    That’s a great shot, Rick. B&W really suits it and it looks pin sharp. Will this disaster spur NYC into flood protection?