Another Layer of Depth
As you've likely seen, I've been really interested in finding skyscrapers that are in the light with its surroundings in dark shadow. This usually involves shooting between other buildings, scaffolding, and other obstructions. To some it may be clutter, but for me it works as a type of framing element. To properly frame a subject, it should be surrounded by a natural or man-made element on at least three sides. With this technique, you're adding another layer of depth, and drawing the viewer into the photo as if they are watching through a window.