First and foremost, I do not condone trespassing. It can and will get you in trouble someday, but if you do decide to do it, know your risks.
Now with that aside, exceptions must be made sometimes. The story of how a friend and I ended up on this roof was comical on its own. The day before these shots were taken, I was in the city with Christina and two other friends whom I happened to be exploring with. I had heard that there was a skyscraper in the financial district with roof access, that isn't strictly speaking, legal to people like us, yet it wasn't impossible to access. I've seen shots from this very roof, and it provided an astonishing view of the Ferry Building, with hints of the Bay Bridge western span tracing the background. It also had a clear view of the Transamerican, along with the other skyscrapers and offices that towered over the downtown skyline. I had to go. Christina and our friends (Jesse and Deanna), were willing enough to tag along on the experience, but the night concluded in us getting locked out of the building due to lack of traffic patrolling through the very entrance that led us into the gated and locked building. No luck that night. The story resumes on the night these very shots were taken, that is, I was determined to get on the roof of this building, with another friend (Edmond) this time, and we finally got through without the notice of building staff and lobby guards. The moment we unlatched the roof door, we were blown away by the view (at 50 stories high up, the wind was literally tearing at our face too, expected though). There was nothing but silence and the occasional echos of police chasers resounding through the walls of these skyscrapers. Definitely an adventure to remember though, with plenty of money shots to go around. I'll never forget my first rooftopping experience.