Talk about patience. For a photograph of the Statue of Liberty, this guy spent seventeen years trying to catch the light at just the right moment to avoid reflection.
Of course if you get to New York or live there....this guys images are legendary. I saw his exhibit in New York...waaay back in the late 80's or early 90's. I found a website mention of him and his work here: http://www.mcny.org/Exhibitions/Prev%20small/hamann.htm
New York Vertical by Horst Hamann features an original series of 35 silver-gelatin photographs measuring 8f eet tall by 2 1/2 feet' wide that proclaim the passionate attachment its photographer holds for his subject.
I wonder if anyone with an X-Pan II could take some vertical panoramas and do something like this in their city? This would be cool.