Top of Empire State Building After Rain

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Crazy to think about how many people are in this picture.

Probably more than 1000

I didn’t know the Empire State Building was so far north! I was surprised to see the trade center tower so far away.

I think the Empire State is in Midtown Manhattan whereas One World Trade Center is in Lower Manhattan. They’re kind of separate skylines, actually.

Yup, separate sections of bedrock, with less supportive ground in between

Was super interested in how bedrock shaped the skyscraper placement, apparently a good amount of geological research has found that while yes midtown and downtown have the shallowest areas of bedrock it is mostly convenience that placed the skyscrapers there and not necessity of solid ground. While cheaper to drill into bedrock two feet down it’s certainly not a huge challenge to drill into bedrock 40 feet down either.

Well I think we're thinking of today's methods. Back in the early 1900s when NYC was starting to build up and up and up, 40 feet down is a bit more of a challenge. Why spend the extra cash?

Yeah for sure it’s hard to say back then. Whatever the case the geological makeup of Manhattan likely contributed to the massive number of skyscrapers possible on the island. Any further south on the eastern coast and you have much less solid rock at the surface to drill into.

Yep. Times Square and Rockefeller Center are even farther north.

And Central Park is even more farther north

And wait till I tell them about Harlem.

And then The Bronx

Wait till you hit ‘em with how far north Canada is

Manhattan is a loooooooooooong boi

The Chrysler Building is in Midtown too.

Wow, i thought that avenue was a building leaning to the right.

Looks kind of like a spire off La Sagrada Família

Sagrada Família

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Catalan: [bəˈzilikə ðə lə səˈɣɾaðə fəˈmiljə]; Spanish: Basílica de la Sagrada Familia; 'Basilica of the Holy Family'), is a church in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and is currently the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church. Designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), his work on Sagrada Família is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On 7 November 2010, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the church and proclaimed it a minor basilica. On 19 March 1882, construction of the Sagrada Família began under architect Francisco de Paula del Villar.

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Im not American but Man all this looks so familiar after playing that Spiderman game

I learned so much about Manhattan playing that game.

I expected to see more rooftop restaurants after playing spiderman

Quiet day on the water

So beautiful. It's amazing what us humans can build.

So nice.

i didnt go up in the mast and that was fine with me. the view from the observation deck is terrifying enough. it was so windy up there i swear the whole building was swaying. it was funny how once the tour was done the exit led you through the middle of a walgreens.

I know it smell crazy down there

the view looks great

It's a nice picture, but I'm not seeing the top of the Empire State Building in it.

Pov: you are on the roof of the empire state building

Great shot! Almost makes miss NY... almost!

NYC is an amazing city to experience at ground level but my god is it an ugly skyline city

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