Archive for the ‘Empire State Building’ Tag

Zeppelin Mooring   Leave a comment

Who knew that the top of the Empire State Building was designed to be an anchor for giant blimps, or dirigibles?

Empire State Top

However, it was tried only a few times, and when the Hindenburg burst into flames six years after the construction of the Empire State Building, dirigible traffic dwindled and the true purpose of the docking mast became obvious – it made the building the tallest building in the world at the time, beating the Chrysler Building. (Claiming that title was considered poor form – how refreshing, considering the incessant striving for superlatives these days!).


The Billion Dollar View   Leave a comment

Well, maybe not everyone at Goldman Sachs is a billionaire, but everyone there can enjoy this view from the 43rd floor of their Manhattan offices.

Canon PowerShot G12
ISO 100
1/250 sec


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