Another view out of my office windows. The real mystery: why is there an airplane on top of that building? It's not a real airplane. If you look at the scale of other things near it, the airplane is only about 75% life size.
Who did this, and why?
That pier on the right side of the frame is the South Street Heliport. Last year president Bush's helicopter landed here and there were snipers on nearby rooftops. I wanted to observe them with my binoculars, but decided that probably wasn't a good idea.
Update 2012 the copy of this picture over on flickr has detailed info about what this thing really is.