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Old Posted Apr 14, 2008, 3:02 PM
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Other than being a symbol of the city worldwide, one of the attractions of
the building is the observation deck at the top of the tower, once againg the
city's highest. With decks on the 86th and 102nd floors, the building offers
great views of the metropolis from east to west, north to south.

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21. The magnificent Chrysler Building, the Queensboro (59th Street) Bridge, Trump World Tower



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24. The mass of skyscrapers that make up Midtown



25. Call it Met Life, Pan Am, its still a big one. That's the Triborough Bridge in the background.



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I LOVE those shots of the antenna and transmission equipment NYGUY.
It has a bladerunneresque feel to me....layers of adjustments and solutions for evolving needs (if that makes any sense).

compared to the pristine

they're both beautiful in their own way.
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They sure don't build them like they used to.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2008, 3:27 PM
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35. Mixing the old with the new and the renewed...



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41. The 1,200 ft Bank of America spire



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44. Currently second tallest behind the Empire State



45. Another recent addition to the city's skyline



46. Not all of Manhattan's big buildings are skyscrapers.


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47. Looking south, to the canyons of Lower Manhattan.
The Verrazzano Narrows Bridge is in the background.



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The Statue of Liberty and Staten Island in the background.



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64. Massive development awaits.



65. Always room for more.



66. Macy's flagship store, also on 34th.



67. The Herald Square shopping district


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WOW...they're all great. Thanks for posting.

I had no idea Goldman Sachs would be that prominent...
also..I had no idea the new tower in the Flatiron area was
already at that height.

I get to see it all in person May 4th/5th.....I can't wait.
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68. Larry Siverstein gets to put up new "twin towers" near the Hudson



69. New Jersey booms to the west



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71. Rejoining the Empire State as an icon and magnet for tourists looking
to gaze down on and over the city, the GE Building offers its own
observation deck, also with magnificent views.



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75. But not matter how many decks open or reopen around town, the Empire State
will always hold its own as a favorite among favorites.



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85. For a more intimate and peaceful view of the city, (and an extra $15),
head to the 102nd floor observation deck. From there you get a similar, yet
unique perspective on the metropolis.



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100. So while it may not reign as New York's, or even Midtown's tallest forever,
it will forever reign as an icon of icons, a draw to millions and generations of people,
from all over the world.


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Old Posted Apr 14, 2008, 5:11 PM
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If one can only pull back on the overall pan and superimpose Tower Verre, the anticipated development along the West side, plus the continuing "canyonization" along Avenues Sixth and Eighth...

The mind reels.
It will be great, no doubt.
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Posted more great Empire State photos here.




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Nice shots! The last ones remind me of the time my friend and I snuck up to the top when it was closed on during the summer of 1994. We had the 102nd floor to ourselves and saw the WTC get struck by lightning during a thunderstorm.
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thanks for the great tour!

The density of NY is simply astounding, no matter how many times I see it I can never get enough
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The King... and I'll be there in 10 days time!

Great tour, NYg!

Btw, what's the best hour of day to visit? I currently have it planned the day we do the Fifth, northbound, with Bryant/NYPL, Rockefeller Center and the MoMA (our hotel is just 2 blocks away to the south).

I'd like to visit the Top of The Rock too, and I read one of the best moment is dusk or night. Mmmh, hard choice!
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2008, 5:03 AM
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The King... and I'll be there in 10 days time!

Great tour, NYg!

Btw, what's the best hour of day to visit? I currently have it planned the day we do the Fifth, northbound, with Bryant/NYPL, Rockefeller Center and the MoMA (our hotel is just 2 blocks away to the south).

I'd like to visit the Top of The Rock too, and I read one of the best moment is dusk or night. Mmmh, hard choice!
It's probably better to go to the ESB later at night, that's if you want to avoid some of the crowding (it's been insane lately). But its worth the wait for the daytime view. The Top of The Rock can be done at anytime, its never really a long wait there, and its a more pleasant experience (3 decks, and not as crowded). But both decks complement each other, its worth seeing both.
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An excellent photo tour. I was truly captivated.
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Beautiful! The density of NYC is insane!! I hope to go sometime
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Mariah does the Empire...

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...4799678&EDATE=
Empire State Building to Light Iconic Tower Lights for International Superstar Mariah Carey


New York Landmark To Shine in Lavender, Pink and White in Honor of a Great New Yorker and her #1 album E=MC2



WHO: International superstar Mariah Carey, the #1 most successful
female recording artist of all time, with more than 160 million
sales world­wide -- who recently earned her 18th #1 single on the
Billboard Hot 100 with "Touch My Body," surpassing Elvis Presley's
long-standing chart record of 17 #1's.

WHAT: A lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building, where Mariah
will flip the light switch on a scale model of the Empire State
Building. The Empire State Building will be lit in pink, lavender
and white all weekend
to celebrate the album color motif of
Mariah's new album E=MC2, which enters at #1 on the Billboard
chart this week with the biggest first week Soundscan total of her
career, 463,000 units.

WHERE: The Fifth Avenue Lobby of Manhattan's legendary Empire State
Building, located at 350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th
Streets

WHEN: Friday, April 25th, 2008

Media Check-in: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Lighting Ceremony: 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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Mariah does the Empire...

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...4799678&EDATE=
Empire State Building to Light Iconic Tower Lights for International Superstar Mariah Carey


New York Landmark To Shine in Lavender, Pink and White in Honor of a Great New Yorker and her #1 album E=MC2



WHO: International superstar Mariah Carey, the #1 most successful
female recording artist of all time, with more than 160 million
sales world­wide -- who recently earned her 18th #1 single on the
Billboard Hot 100 with "Touch My Body," surpassing Elvis Presley's
long-standing chart record of 17 #1's.

WHAT: A lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building, where Mariah
will flip the light switch on a scale model of the Empire State
Building. The Empire State Building will be lit in pink, lavender
and white all weekend
to celebrate the album color motif of
Mariah's new album E=MC2, which enters at #1 on the Billboard
chart this week with the biggest first week Soundscan total of her
career, 463,000 units.

WHERE: The Fifth Avenue Lobby of Manhattan's legendary Empire State
Building, located at 350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th
Streets

WHEN: Friday, April 25th, 2008

Media Check-in: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Lighting Ceremony: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

hopefully there's a pic for that later tonight
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hopefully there's a pic for that later tonight
Yea, I'm gonna need visual proof of this.
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