The Empire State Building, New York

The elusive Mari, with the curly black hair and Soo

“Well, how long is your program? Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.”

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Hmm, An Affair to Remember, Sleepless in Seattle are forever linked to The Empire State Building. What is it exactly that makes this landmark so attractive for falling in love? The unprecedented architecture, the unrivaled craftsmanship, the remarkable one story built per day building? Or maybe it’s the feeling of permanence one feels upon entering, wrapped around our need to love and be loved in return. Either way, it’s an awesome sight to behold. Take a step back in time to find, the magic of love is alive and well inside and out. 

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Some of my favorite facts include the following:

At night The Empire State Building does beautiful light shows for holidays or events. Music is synchronized to broadcast simultaneously on iHeartMedia stations.

On February 14, 1994, the first Valentine’s Day weddings take place at The Empire State Building. More than 250 couples have exchanged their vows during the event since its inception. 

In 2007, The Empire State Building is ranked number one on the list of America’s Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

In 2004, the tower lights are dimmed for 15 minutes to mark the death of actress Fay Wray, who starred in the 1933 movie King Kong.

In 2012, The Empire State Building unveiled its new LED lighting system, driven by high speed computers and capable of 16,000,000 different colors.

In 2012, monitoring and verification prove The Empire State Buildings retrofit project exceeds projected energy savings for the second straight year and reduces costs by millions of dollars.

The Empire State Building offers an educational experience for teachers and students. The curriculum provides lesson plans for use by educators or parents taking students on field trips to the Empire State Building Observatory. These lessons cover all the core subjects and are offered for grades 3-12.

My next visit to The Empire State Building will be at night!

 

350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118

2 Comment

  1. Soo says: Reply

    Your reviews are so informative! I learn stuff I didn’t know. 🙂

    1. Maggie says: Reply

      Aww,that means so much coming from you!

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