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Old Posted Jan 1, 2016, 4:39 AM
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wow Ms. Empire has tossed all caution to the winds . .
and left her dignity far behind . .
lights a-flashin' . . she's really carrying on tonight . .
Happy New Year . . She's gonna regret this in the morning . .
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Empire State Building split between Clemson, Alabama by Arturo Pardavila III, on Flickr
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They are knocking it out of the park on lighting this!
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Does anyone know if it's possible for an average person to get access to the 103rd floor? Has that ever happened before? Do they only let people up if they "know" somebody?
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Does anyone know if it's possible for an average person to get access to the 103rd floor? Has that ever happened before? Do they only let people up if they "know" somebody?
I went up there at night after the main deck was closed! There is a small old elevator that takes you up and you can walk around the top
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Does anyone know if it's possible for an average person to get access to the 103rd floor? Has that ever happened before? Do they only let people up if they "know" somebody?
It's highly unlikely. The door to 103 via 102 remains locked and there is an additional locked door on 103 that leads to the outdoor deck. As a former employee in management I only visited once in 2 years and it was by chance. You'd have to have some serious connections to get up there without being some type of celebrity visiting for promotional purposes. For the record, 103 was the most incredible experience that I had in that building. I'll never forget it!
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Happy Birthday!

The Empire State Building opened 85 years ago today, May 1 1931. Happy birthday!
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It's incredible just how long this building held the record for the world's tallest.

As early as the 70's you could say this legendary structure was the world's tallest, and it would be a true statement! And now we have skyscrapers that are so tall the top levels aren't even habitable.


That being said, god I wish we could have an Art Deco revival in 2016; let it happen!
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Back in the olden days.


There's no denying that from a strictly aesthetic point of view, the 1930-1940 skyline looked wicked.

The golden days. Where men smoked cigars, dressed in suits, and the mafia was in control. Which was great because a job at the port could feed a family of 4. And... they always paid on time. The golden era of unions and safe neighborhoods!

Where men could lounge around after a hard days of labor and get a beer or whiskey for 5 cents. Where businessmen could make deals to carve the skyline, and later, go to Times Square to "rub" some stress off.




Midtown Manhattan skyline from roof. New York, ca. 1939 by cobravictor, on Flickr
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2016, 2:28 AM
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My latest video from Breezy Point, Queens which shows The Empire from here: BY: QUEENSNY121:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2op3ib6f114
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Interesting stuff relating to the building.

A lot goes into making this icon stand the test of time. Its always getting modifications. Both interior and exterior. Some not as so noticeable.

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CTBUH 2015 New York Conference - Anthony Malkin, "Empire State: Towards a 2nd Century"

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Tuesday October 27, 2015. New York City, USA. Anthony Malkin, of Empire State Realty Trust, presents at the 2015 New York Conference Session 2e: Tall Building Retrofit & Upgrade on “A Landmark Sustainability Program for the Empire State Building.”
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1930's New York had the best skyline that has ever existed in this world, no doubt about it, there's just no contest. The dramatic spires, the nearly perfect symmetry, the gorgeous and opulent Art Deco skyscrapers, the contrast between the tall buildings and the mid rises, it was perfection. I wish I was alive during that time to see it.
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