We will be highlighting winning photographs from 2008 during the next few weeks, along with the story behind the photo. This week’s photo was taken by Tais Melillo at the Thirteen/WNET television studios in Chelsea and was selected as a winner in the Exteriors category.

View of the Railyards

View of the Railyards

“Unlike last year, this year I wasn’t going to be able to see much of OHNY due to other commitments. I tried to register for sites such as the High Line and it was sold out.  So, I thought to myself that I needed to visit at least one place that I hadn’t been to before, and found that Thirteen would be a great idea, specially because of the write-up, which said ‘a view of the Penn Railyards’.

It was a great tour of the studios mixed with the story of Thirteen, etc.  When our tour was about to wrap up and no mention of the view, I asked if we could see the railyards.  Our guide then took us graciously through their office space to the windows facing west.  Mind you, I thought it was a terrace, but no matter, it was a great view and I managed to make this image. As someone who loves architecture and the city itself, it was very rewarding to see the railyards from that vantage point.”

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