For a brief while, when I worked as a landscape architect with Landworks Studio, I had the great opportunity to camp out on the third floor of the building where our office was. I had no excuse for being late to work. In the evenings, I helped out getting the building (which had been the packing warehouse for a 19th century department store, Daniel H. Low and Co. across the alley) ready for renovation.

My co-workers and I explored the building’s floors–finding vestiges of its past lives in platforms, lofts, storage areas and this small alley side window where a shipping clerk recorded deliveries. We cleaned up the window a bit.

Each night I would select from the day’s discoveries to showcase a serial display of the insides of this graceful, quiet presence to anyone who chanced by the alley window.