Blog posts have been few and far between this summer. I've been working a lot, at an internship in New York City, and there really aren't a whole lot of abandoned buildings here. What there are a lot of, however, are rooftops. While rooftops aren't abandoned in the traditional sense, they are within the realm of forgotten space. With the exception of a roof garden or deck here and there, most roofs are never occupied. This is truly a shame, because the view from most (especially in a place like New York City) is amazing:
The last two photos were taken from the roof under which I live in New York. It's quite a roof, but going there encouraged me to visit a few others, as well.
It's a shame architects and every day users of buildings don't think of the "fifth facade" more often. The views from, to, and off of rooftops are (like many abandoned buildings usually shown on this site) often overlooked.