New York, known as the Empire State, is home to the Empire State Building. This giant of the New York City skyline is an attraction not to be missed. Arrive to this popular midtown destination in the style and luxury that only NYC 2 WAY can provide.
Created in 1931, the Empire State Building gained instant celebrity status as the world’s tallest building. This 1,454 foot high structure remained as the world’s tallest building for over 40 years, only to be surpassed by another NYC icon, the north tower of the World Trade Center, erected in 1972.
There is no doubt that The Empire State Building is an engineering marvel, but it is also anarchitectural work of art as well. The beauty of this building can be seen from miles away. Its aesthetic glory is crowned with a deco art tower. This iconic tower is easily recognized. At night, the tower stands out amongst the other sky scrapers that spot the city. Colored lighting illuminates the tower in commemorative colors to celebrate holidays. A red and green tower lights the sky during the Christmas season. You may want to read about Four Simple Rules of Etiquette for NYC Visitors for insightful tips you may be able to use.
A green tower stands out on St. Patrick’s Day. And of course, on the 4th of July, citizens and visitors alike can expect to see a red and blue glow coming from the peak of the Empire State Building. The tower also offers its version of lowering a flag to half mast. The tower is specially lit to honor famous New York citizens and other dignitaries who have died.
Many tourists that visit the Empire State Building arrive to this midtown destination in true New York City style via the sleek limousines of NYC 2 WAY. Once they have arrived most visitors enter the building and catch an elevator up to the 86th floor, where the first observation desk is located. The open patio of the observation desk offers breath taking panoramas of New York City. Some tourist venture even higher, catching a second set of elevators up to the 2nd observation deck located on the 102nd floor. This patio is enclosed, but it still offers a 360 view of the city that is truly jaw dropping.
The Empire State Building is yet another example of the spirit of innovation that New York City was built upon. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to experience this architectural and engineering masterpiece.