Perched high above the din of midtown Manhattan, this aerie occupies a privileged position with uninterrupted views and light on all exposures. The photographs endeavor to capture the palpable stillness at this altitude. The passage of time, charted by the sun's movement from room to room throughout the course of the day, is one of the few worldly concessions in this rarified atmosphere. The pronounced, regular square fenestration frames priceless views and serves to anchor the rooms and, by extension, the camera.

Location: Midtown, New York City

Interiors: Tarek Shamma