Once you have located the spot where the original photo was taken, you might need to negotiate access to that spot. I'm currently rephotographing this one;
And it was taken from here;
Luckily, I know a woman who knows a man and asking nicely with a good business case, the Hobart City Council granted permission for me to visit that balcony on their building. A privilege they obviously can't extend to everyone, so please don't ask, I'm going to need a few more favours from them.