Traveling to New York is probably the desire of almost all of the people who live in the world, and when you do it you must be clear that there are several places that you have to visit yes or yes, then you have many that are optional depending on taste of each, but there are a few that should be considered a crime to be in the Big Apple and not even go to take your photo on duty. One of those places is the Empire State Building , an iconic skyscraper that for more than 40 years was the tallest building in the world until the first World Trade Center tower was built in 1972. Unfortunately, and as we all know, since the attacks of 2001 it has once again been the tallest building in the city. It is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street.
It is so imposing that it has the honor of being one of the Seven Wonders of the World and also a National Historic Landmark. Its height is 443 meters, although its terrace is somewhat below, at 381, from which you can get the best views of New York and take some luxurious photographs. It has no less than 102 floors and 73 elevators, totally necessary to be able to move the thousands of people who visit it every day.
It has many spotlights that illuminate it at night, and when the day is special it changes the traditional white of the lights for the colors of the celebration , such as at Christmas, Saint Patrick’s Day or as it was when Spain won the World Cup. Football, forming the Spanish flag with its lights. In 2007 and on the occasion of the premiere of the movie The Simpsons, he "dressed" completely in yellow.
The Empire State Observatory is one of the most famous open-air viewpoints in the world, and an estimated 120 million people have already enjoyed its luxurious 360-degree views. Many films have been recorded there, such as "Something to Remember" by Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, who after exchanging several letters decide to meet at the viewpoint of the Empire State on Valentine’s Day. On the second floor is the NY Skyride , a flight simulator that takes you on an air trip around the city for 25 minutes, a great alternative if you don’t want to pay for a helicopter tour or if flying overhead isn’t your thing.