When I was up in NYC I got a very rare tour of the Hearst Building. I happenned to be walking by and had always wondered if the interior was as striking as the exterior, so I walked in. The atrium features escalators running through a three story water sculpture titled the IceFal built from thousands of glass panels; the water doesn’t just look pretty it helps cool and add humidity to the lobby. While I was snapping away at the waterfall one of the buildings security guards approached and offerred to give me a tour through the lobby; I of course went along; what an amazing opportunity. We took the escalators up to the main the lobby; where there is twelve stories of open space and windows that open to the sky; I could’ve starred out them all night… There is a permanent 70 foot tall fesco painting entitled the Riverlines by artist Richard Long (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Long_(artist); he did the piece all by hand and I mean litterally it is made of millions of hand strokes. There was a photo exhibit in the lobby; the images were of beautiful black and white portraits of times past; that still inspire to this day. It will be a day that I won’t forget. I have to say once again “Thank you” to the wonderful security guard.