A crowd watching the solar eclipse from the deck of a skyscraper. August 21, 2017, Chicago, Illinois.
This is Monotropa uniflora, also known as the ghost plant, corpse plant, or Indian pipe. Sometimes people think that it is a mushroom that looks like a flower, but it is not a fungus. It is a parasitic plant that does not contain chlorophyll and does not need sunlight to generate energy. It lives off fungi and trees.
The Long Lines Building (the former AT&T Long Lines Building) is a windowless concrete skyscraper in Manhattan, New York, United States. Unusual light streaks on the front side are caused by reflected sunlight from the windows of other buildings.