Serge Najjar aka Serjios (Lebanon)
"It is not about what you see but how you see it", says Serge Najjar. More known as Serjios, the artist-photographer from Beirut has a stunning collection of architectural shots, playing with light, shadow, lines and geometry. Driven by the the concept of urban living, Serjios studies the relationships between the architecture and people who live in. Serjios also has a gorgeous black and white collection, to be discovered here.
© All images courtesy of the artist
Building at the 16-acre World Trade Center site is set to be substantially completed in the next year, following delays, litigation, disputes and power plays among a cast of stakeholders. As construction nears a culmination, lower Manhattan is standing out for its revival.
Lower Manhattan office asking rents have climbed almost 30 percent from a 2010 low. Vacancy rates are down after companies such as Time Inc. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. reached deals to move to the Brookfield Place complex.
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