These are the sorts of views I don't get as a D.C. resident.
Because there used to be a law in place that restricted any building in D.C. from being built taller than the Capitol we lack tall buildings in this town.
10-13 stories is about as high up as you're going to get, which is why visits to NYC always take a little getting used to on the first day. I get frustrated that buildings are blocking the sun, or a view of another part of Manhattan, but I then also adore the height.
It's exhilarating riding to the top of a 30 or 40 story building, peeking out a window or looking over the ledge of a roof and seeing the city in all its glory.
Oh New York, New York...you are such a special place.