The Empire State Building is a standout landmark building, a real symbol of New York City. It is easy to pick it out of the crowded skyline, the first time I saw it was from 38,000 feet headed to London. This is the ground floor elevator lobby, ornate and detailed, a masterpiece of art-deco, I did go to the top, I forget how long the wait was, but it was longer then I wanted to stand. I will go back.
The first time I went, we luckily were there on a weekday morning, and the wait wasn't too bad. Maybe 10-20 minutes. The second time, we bypassed the tourist lanes, went to the BSA office on the 4th floor, gathered their free guest passes, and took the business side elevators to the top! Pretty cool!ReplyDelete
the first and only time to the top - 1968 school field trip. this building, the chrysler building, the flatiron building, and grand central station mean NYC to me.ReplyDelete