On a calm day in New York City, hundreds of pigeons can be seen flying together over the rooftops of certain New York neighborhoods - tornados of birds. For many who participate in the sport, it is a salvation from daily life and the distractions of the streets. For me, this project is an exploration of a cities mythology and a record of a disappearing pastime. Upon moving to New York I was drawn to the weathered aesthetic of the coops and the rooftop environments I could see while enjoying the refuge of the cities canopy myself. As I gained more access to the community, I began to understand the significance of going to the roof, caring for the birds and watching them fly.