"It'll be a great place if they ever finish it." - O. Henry
Saturday, May 06, 2006
ESB at 75
The Empire State Building — once again the tallest building in New York, but currently only the 9th tallest in the world — turned 75 this month. This is one of my favorite views, from the Flatiron Building at Broadway and 23rd Street. My favorite nighttime view is down in the Village, walking west along West 3rd Street at either MacDougal or Sullivan, where the lit ESB appears, framed perfectly, like a painting of itself.