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.

Lobby decoration

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)

Looking northwest

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).

Fire damage?

Looking up at the Empire State Building's spire and antenna

Looking northeast

CitiCorp Building, the tallest in Queens (50 floors, 658 ft, #44, 1990)

Williamsburg Bridge

Down toward West 34th

Looking west!

Last: the Chrysler Building (77 floors, 1046 ft, #2, 1930)

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