Inspiration Monday: The Empire State Building

From the Top of the Rock


View from the ESB
ESB from the street below

Yesterday was the 85th anniversary of the opening of the Empire State Building. Here are a few pics of it from my trip to NYC. As you can see, we went up in it at night and the views were phenomenal – the photos don’t do it justice. We paid a little extra to go up to the observation deck which is totally worth it for viewing as its way less crowded. I confess to getting a little bit dizzy because you’re closer to the edge of the wide world up there.

Building began on St. Patrick’s Day of 1930 and four stories a week were constructed until it was completed. It was the tallest building in the world for 40 years until the first tower of The World Trade Center was built. It’s an amazing structure and a must-see for first time visitors to NYC.

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