The Rooftop of the Rosslyn Hotel
I had always wanted to photograph the rooftop of the Rosslyn Hotel. My office at the time was located in the Spring Arts Tower a few blocks away. I had access to the roof at the Springs Arts Tower. I would often shoot photographs from the roof until I was told I was not allowed to do this. When I was up there I would see the Rosslyn Hotel roof and wanted to get up there for many years. It was not that easy as they charged a hefty premium for renting it for photoshoots. In 2008 a friend was producing a photoshoot and got permission for me to come up there and take photographs. I was only allowed to bring a small pocket camera, in this case, a Canon G10. While I wish I had been able to bring a decent DSLR I am still happy with the photos that I took that day.
The Rosslyn Hotel History
The Rosslyn Hotel was built in 1914 and the Rosslyn Hotel Annex in 1923. The hotels were built, owned, and operated by the entrepreneurial Hart brothers, whose name is represented by the iconic heart-shaped sign on the roof.