Constructed during the Depression years, the most recognized building in New York City is undoubtedly the 102-story Empire State Building. This incredible Art Deco construction towers above the city’s landscape and is a considered a symbol of freedom and patriotism for all New Yorkers. It is major definitive icon of the city and is considered on par with the Statue of Liberty as an image that screams ??New York??.
Over 3.5 million visitors make their way each year to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building to its Observatory. An open-air promenade and glass-enclosed pavilion offer visitors exceptional panoramic views of the entire city. It is generally agreed that the most beautiful time to visit the Observatory is around dusk when the lights of the city come on and the experience has been compared to pure magic. However, the Observatory is open 365 days a year, regardless of the weather, and is usually open to way past midnight. As such, there is no excuse on earth not to visit the Empire State Building when next in New York.
Besides the Observatory, visitors to the Empire State Building can also enjoy a variety of restaurants, including sushi bars, as well as convenient services such as a drug store, banks and a post office. The building’s lobby boasts regular art exhibitions and other events. Families with children will also love the New York SKYRIDE, a virtual reality movie theater that simulates a helicopter ride across the skies of New York.
It is not difficult to understand why the Empire State Building has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, this building continues to inspire and attract people from all over the world who make their way up to see the magnificent City of New York spread out before them in all its glory.
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