New York City
September 11, 2004
During my walk around New York City on 9/11, I jumped into the Empire State Building when it opened at 9:00 AM. The first set of the day's photos is here.
Enormous building directory
Looking south, left to right: Brooklyn, Downtown, and Jersey City
Eastern half of downtown, with the Verrazano Bridge in the background
Manhattan Bridge into Brooklyn, and half of the Brooklyn Bridge
New York Life Building
The legendary Flatiron Building
Looking down and southeast
Jersey City: impressive!
Closer view of downtown
Western downtown. The World Trade Center complex is obviously missing, but Seven World Trade is nearly topped out.
World Financial Center, the Statue of Liberty, and the Hudson River
Statue of Liberty, with part of Ellis Island on the right
Southern half of the Jersey City skyline
Unpleasant thing to see on 9/11...
Looking southwest: Newark
Looking due west down West 33rd and 34th, over the Hudson into NJ
Macy's store on Broadway
Cruise ships docked on the Hudson
Looking due north into the heart of Midtown
Verizon Building (40 floors, 630 ft, #58 in NYC)
Times Square Tower (47 floors, 726 ft, #26, 2004)
Fort Lee, NJ
GE Building (69 floors, 850 ft, #7, 1933) in Rockefeller Center in front of Central Park
Looking northeast: Bear Stearns World Headquarters (47 floors, 755 ft, #15, 2001)
Looking down and northeast: 425 Fifth Ave (55 floors, 618 ft, #67, 2003)
Looking down and north
Looking northeast: MetLife Building (60 floors, 808 ft, #11, 1963)
CitiGroup Center (59 floors, 915 ft, #5, 1977)
George Washington Bridge, Upper West Side, and Central Park
Close up of the Conde Nast Building (48 floors, 809 ft, 1118 ft to tip of antenna, #10 in city, completed in 1999).
Looking up at the Empire State Building's spire and antenna
CitiCorp Building, the tallest in Queens (50 floors, 658 ft, #44, 1990)
Down toward West 34th
Last: the Chrysler Building (77 floors, 1046 ft, #2, 1930)