This building ornament is set into many brick structures in NYC. The featured design compliments brickwork wonderfully because it juxtaposes undulating forms with the geometrical brick . It is an Art Deco design called the Waterfall. Its symmetry is stand alone beautiful. As an architectural detail it adds beauty, interest and flow to the architecture. I used sepia in this photograph as a tonality to emphasize the cascading lines of the design and the pop of negative space.
Waterfall Art Deco Architectural Detail: Sutton Place, NYC
Sepia Architectural Photograph: www.ellenfisch.com