Empire State Building

The Empire State Building from the High Line

The Empire State Building from the High Line

We went to the Empire State Building, which is on 5th Avenue.  It is an Art Deco style buidling that opened on April 11, 1939.  It only took 410 days to complete. It is 102 stories high.  It was the tallest building in the world for nearly 40 years.  On a clear day you can see 80 miles.  We rode the elevator up to the 86th floor Observation Deck.   I thought it was really fun and had amazing views.  It was cool to see how big Central Park was from that height. We also had a great view of the Chrysler Building.  At night it looks so cool! There is a light show every night, the  lights come on at dusk and go off at 2:00am.  In 2012, a new lighting system was installed with LED fixtures.  So instead of only 9 colors, there are 16 million colors to choose from. My favorite color combination was orange & blue. I could see the Empire State Building from my room. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see the lights turn off.

Have you ever been that high up in a building?

The lobby of the Empire State

The lobby of the Empire State

Behind the front lobby desk, is one of the most famous images in New York City.  It is a depiction of the Empire State Building with beams of light from the mast.  The Empire State Building was one of my favorite buildings.

The view from the building

The view of lower Manhattan from the observation deck.

The following video shows a light show for Halloween. You’ll also be able to spot the Chrysler Building, the bright lights of Times Square, The MetLife Building, Madison Square Garden, The Freedom Tower, and multiple bridges.

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14 thoughts on “Empire State Building

  • 10/16/2015 at 8:43 am
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    Wow,
    aren’t the people of New York lucky. A Halloween night of awesome lights. It reminds me of Salamanca in Hobart. Each night it has lights turn on so they shine up the buildings. But it isn’t as wild and colour changing as that! Did you go inside The Empire State Building?
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  • 10/16/2015 at 12:47 pm
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    Hey Ethan!! This sounds really cool! I went up to the top once as well but it was late at night so you probably got a better view. At what time of the year were you there? I went in the winter time, so it was pretty cold and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could. Hopefully I’ll be able to go back one day!!

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  • 10/16/2015 at 8:30 pm
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    What was your favorite part of your trip?

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  • 10/17/2015 at 2:27 pm
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    Hi Ethan,
    Wow! You know a lot about New York City and created a great blog. I hope you can help me learn more about blogging.
    I have been to the top of the Empire State Building. It was a long time ago and I didn’t see it at night, but I bet they didn’t have light shows then. The Chrysler Building is one of my favorites.
    Can you tuck me into your suitcase on your next trip?
    Auntie Deena

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  • 10/20/2015 at 6:31 pm
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    Dear Ethan,

    I like how you made it more interesting with all the pictures and detail for your writing.

    Coen & I have a few questions to ask you.

    1.How tall is the Empire state building?

    2.What was the farthest you can see from the top floor?

    3.How many floors does the Empire state building have?

    4.Is there a light show for all the holidays?

    5. Is the Empire state building old-fashion?

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    • 10/23/2015 at 1:57 pm
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      Hi Neil,
      I love your comment layout.
      Exactly how the video told you!
      Now I will answer your questions.
      1. The Empire State Building is 1,454 feet tall.
      2. On a clear day, you can see 80 miles from the 102nd floor.
      3. The Empire State Building is 103 floors tall.
      4. Yes, there is a light show for all the holidays.
      5. The Empire State Building is an Art Deco style.
      From, Ethan

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  • 10/22/2015 at 2:09 am
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    Are you afraid of heights?

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    • 10/23/2015 at 2:13 pm
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      Hi Ms. Vandenhaak,
      I am not afraid of heights.
      Aside from the buildings in New York, I’ve also been to the Willis Tower, previously known the Sears Tower, in Chicago.
      It is has 108 floors.
      From Ethan

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  • 10/27/2015 at 11:21 pm
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    Dear, Ethan
    sounds cool! Hope you had fun!

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  • 10/28/2015 at 6:08 pm
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    You’re lucky to be able to have gone to such an amazing building. I have always thought about going there.What do the beams of light on the depiction mean?

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  • 11/20/2015 at 1:43 am
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    Dear Ethan,
    I loved the video (even though I didn’t watch the whole video). What was your favorite part of the trip?
    Howdy,
    Rhianna 🙂

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  • 12/15/2015 at 4:31 pm
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    Hi,
    My name is Sarah. I am from Mr. Gieman’s reading class. that is a cool video

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  • 12/15/2015 at 4:34 pm
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    Hi Ethan! my name is Athena and I’m from Pennsylvania and I watched your video and I really like it, and I really like it because I knew all of the songs that were playing and I also liked it because the lights looked so cool! and please visit my blog and comment on it at http://blog.elanco.org/presta291/ bye!!!

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  • 01/11/2016 at 3:43 am
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    Dear Ethan,
    I really like the video and the music.
    From,
    Walker

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