Somebody should contact New York City and let them know that some of their most famous buildings have gone missing and are now sitting in the desert. The culprit is photographer and designer Anton Repponen and the reason he took all those buildings and deposited them in harsh and desolate landscapes not just because it looks awesome, but also to give viewers a new perspective on some of the most iconic architecture that many people pass by daily without giving a second look to. The most interesting thing about the photos is how the buildings, out of context, appear to be both more enormous and somehow simultaneously smaller than you would expect. It's a jarring effect, and we can't stop looking.
• the misplaced monuments of new york city by anton repponen [design boom]