The Fire Escape:
The prevalence of the fire escape in New York has made it an intrinsic part of the architecture of the street. They exist to evacuate residents in an emergency, their very presence borne out of city regulations and safety concerns. Despite this, they provide something more enduring and special, enjoyed by tourists and occupants.
House in Buffalo:
House built to accommodate workers from the now long since abandoned steel factories, it is still standing and occupied though much of the surrounding landscape has been flattened.
text and drawings by Stuart McKenzie