Window on the Palisades, Glenwood Power Station, Yonkers, New York, United States


Photograph by Brian Eha

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This shot was taken during an urban exploration of Glenwood Power Station, a long-abandoned plant on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. All its windows have been shattered by vandals. To gain access to the upper floor where this view was obtained, it was necessary to navigate the lower levels, where the detritus of vanished industry is left to rust, trusting myself at times to some rather questionable infrastructure as I climbed higher in the building. The river laps the foundation of the power plant. Looming in the northwest on the farther shore of the Hudson are the Palisades. These cliffs, famous for their steep sides, range in height from 300 to more than 500 feet along their length and lie opposed to Manhattan across the swift-moving waters, a stark reminder of nature within sight of the city’s equally sheer skyscrapers.

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