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See New York from above, it's THE tourist thing to do ... So, Rockefeller Center or Empire State Building? Both is better! One by day and the other by night.
Two buildings to take height
It must be admitted, during this week in New York, late May, I played tourists. My main activity: walking! Like anyone new to New York, I walked Manhattan all over the place, discovering, sniffing, absorbing the atmosphere of every neighborhood ...
Of course, I did all the tourist stuff or almost. Starting with the Rockefeller Center. Because to see New York from above, anyway, huh, it's worth a visit ...
And then, as there is also the legendary Empire State Building to get high, make a small night climb on the last night of my stay, did not seem superfluous at all.
Two buildings ... as spectacular parentheses to frame my first steps in the Big Apple. Two vertiginous visions of the city, which give only one desire: to plunge again!
Top of the Rock: The Rockefeller Center Observatory
At the top of Rockefeller CenterObservatory Top of the Rock offers a breathtaking view of Manhattan. I agree with my friend Marie Toumit, who has embarked on a comparison with the Empire State Building on his blog Further: The summit of Rockefeller Center is the point of view to be privileged to admire New York from above.
The observatory is vast, consisting of beautiful terraces, spread over three levels. So, we do not jostle with other tourists for photos. We enjoy quietly the view, at its own pace, as we rise from one level to another.
It's a little gray, the day I climb. But whatever. I'm so happy to be here in the middle of the postcard! It's crazy, crazy! New York at my feet!
Side stack, with the Empire State Building in the line of sight:
Front side, overlooking Central Park:
We never tire…
Empire State Building: it's beautiful a city at night
Ah! Take a last look at the city from above, after spending the week walking from one end of Manhattan to the other ... Doing it at night is worth all the fireworks in the world! Beautiful "finishing touch" to this New York stay. Cap on theEmpire State Building…
The Empire State Buiding, like everyone else, I've known him since I was a kid. It is King Kong's building! It would be a shame to deprive oneself of it.
But there are people who want to see the city like King Kong. You have to wait in several (and beautiful) halls before you can take the elevators. Then play a little elbows to fit his lens between the cameras of other tourists.
But OK. Once up there, we do not regret. As the other said, it's beautiful, a city, at night ...
My favorite building is the Chrysler tower, recognizable by all, even more elegant with night lighting: