"Should've Been A Cowboy"

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bird's Eye View

last night i was given the task, which i considered more of a privilege, to go up to the 61st floor of the new Comerica Bank building in downtown Dallas and be the back-up to the man who was in charge of turning on Comerica Bank's signs for the first time. it was to be a production that involved a speech and pushing a button from another building that would cause the signs to light up. The button didn't really light up the signs, but it was our job to make it look that way. the man who was responsible for turning on the signs showed up so my assistance wasn't needed. in a sense i was paid to do something that on any other day i would have paid to do. as an amateur photographer i would have paid to be on the roof of one of the tallest buildings in downtown Dallas. luckily i didn't have to pay a cent or commit a crime to do it.

in august i was able to sneak on top of a 50 story hotel in downtown Atlanta, but i can tell you that i would not have been able to do the same thing in this building. one of the many security measures that keep you in check is you must to call the security desk via an intercom to have the door to the roof opened. not to mention the many surveillance cameras that monitored me on my way up. to gain access to the roof of this building i had to know someone who knew someone. most of the time i find that life tends to work that way. in general it isn't what you know, but who you know, and at times who they know, that gets you into a particular place or position.

if you would like to see some of the photos i captured feel free to visit my photo blog by clicking on the link located on the right side of this page.