Lower Manhattan is full of massive buildings with Roman style marble columns. Most of them can't be skated for more than a minute, but this building is on a pretty quiet street, and not only is there no security, but it's not really considered a skate spot.
Ryan Lay, who lived in the city for a while, saw it differently, and invited me to shoot his ollie-to-triple-acid-drop one afternoon. Not only was it a big ollie over the rail onto the marble slab, but if he were to stick and fall over the edge it would have been a bad situation.
Sketchy as it was, Ryan managed to nail it several times before eventually getting the boot by cops. The young man on the right thought his attempts were impressive and posted up to shoot it on his cellphone. He ended up being a nice compositional element to the image in the end. We never got the chance to see his angle.