The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high.
Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed in 1972.
The building houses 1,000 businesses and has its own zip code, 10118
The Squibb Park & Bridge is a recently redeveloped part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, in Brooklyn, New York.
The Squibb Park bridge is constructed of Black Locust timber with bronze and galvanized steel connections. Black Locust timber is naturally rot resistant and an unusually strong, durable, and sustainable resource. The bridge consists of two under-slung suspension spans that open up views in all directions when crossing Furman Street.
If you walk across Squibb Park Bridge, you may notice a little bounce in your step. The bridge was designed with trail bridge technology and is meant to be lightweight and flexible like the trail bridges in our state and national parks. So whether you’re a first timer or returning visitor of the Squibb Park Bridge, expect an extra pep in your step and know that this is completely normal and part of the design.
Source: Brooklyn Bridge Park website
U2 @ Electric Lady Studios
Bono & The Edge @ InsideOut Project Studio, backdrop artwork by JR & OsGemeos
See the animated GIF version of this picture at Muybridge Neto’s Merry World
U2 @ Electric Lady Studios (Instantâneo)
Midtown Manhattan‘s skyline with Empire States Building. Picture taken from the top floor at The Standard.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as “The Guggenheim”) is a well-known art museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.
The museum was established by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, under the guidance of its first director, the artist Hilla von Rebay. It adopted its current name after the death of its founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim, in 1952.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical museum building, wider at the top than the bottom, was conceived as a “temple of the spirit” and is one of the 20th century’s most important architectural landmarks.