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NYguy Jun 16, 2019 10:42 PM

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gramsjdg Jun 16, 2019 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by SkyHigher (Post 8604417)
It's historical integrity may well be threatened with many vastly inferior towers nearby.

Actually, increasing the height of the observatory windows could very well threaten National Register eligibility as well as local (i.e., de-listing)

That being said, The ridiculous amount of antennas that have been installed below the main antenna mast (and the change made to the base of the mast itself a couple years ago) have negatively impacted the ESB's historical integrity. There is no mitigation for those adverse effects on integrity other than removing them, which should be done considering the iconic status of this building.

manchester united Jun 17, 2019 1:19 AM

Great photos of the spire! How many REAL FLOORS (1 floor for every roof) there are after the 86th floors?

Seve Jun 28, 2019 4:26 AM

I really wish the renovation would take all the added telecommunications junk off the top. There are so many tall buildings in New York, put that on One Vanderbuilt or Hudson Yards. Those newer buildings are no where near as beautiful and should have all the ugly antennas. I like the original look without the spire, and no communications equipment like in the King Kong.

ArchGuy1 Jun 28, 2019 4:37 PM

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Originally Posted by gramsjdg (Post 8607166)
Actually, increasing the height of the observatory windows could very well threaten National Register eligibility as well as local (i.e., de-listing)

That being said, The ridiculous amount of antennas that have been installed below the main antenna mast (and the change made to the base of the mast itself a couple years ago) have negatively impacted the ESB's historical integrity. There is no mitigation for those adverse effects on integrity other than removing them, which should be done considering the iconic status of this building.

The Space Needle had to have a similar renovation approved by the Landmarks Commission of Seattle.

ArchGuy1 Jul 9, 2019 4:27 PM

Was asbestos in the construction of the Empire State Building.

Zerton Jul 9, 2019 9:14 PM

Found this thread because I was trying to look up what was going on with construction at the antenna.

The amount of antennas up there is getting insane. It's very noticeable now. It looks dystopian.

SonnyinMiami Aug 2, 2019 10:40 PM

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ESysyn Aug 4, 2019 7:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Zerton (Post 8628066)
Found this thread because I was trying to look up what was going on with construction at the antenna.

The amount of antennas up there is getting insane. It's very noticeable now. It looks dystopian.


i think that they should all be required to blend in with the facade of the building, and not just slapped on.


they could just put some more thought into it

SonnyinMiami Aug 13, 2019 5:54 AM

https://www.tvtechnology.com/the-wir...alford-antenna ..., An article about the 32 elements of the Alford Antenna Array at the top of the ESB.

manchester united Aug 14, 2019 2:39 AM

This is the proof that the floors are 97:
https://youtu.be/AgLvUkDpiBY?t=389

Lincolnlover2005 Aug 29, 2019 12:54 PM

Does anybody know why the ESB is being renovated or when it will be completed? I’m going to NYC in a few weeks for a business trip and I would like to know

Crawford Aug 29, 2019 1:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Lincolnlover2005 (Post 8672411)
Does anybody know why the ESB is being renovated or when it will be completed? I’m going to NYC in a few weeks for a business trip and I would like to know

The renovation is complete. If you're visiting the observation deck you can tour the new museum and separate entranceway.

Lincolnlover2005 Aug 29, 2019 5:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Crawford (Post 8672422)
The renovation is complete. If you're visiting the observation deck you can tour the new museum and separate entranceway.

Awesome! Thanks for that!

QUEENSNYMAN Sep 4, 2019 3:26 PM

My video from the Empire State Building yesterday: BY QUEENSNY121

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SonnyinMiami Sep 20, 2019 7:04 PM

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/a...servatory.html

NYguy Oct 9, 2019 5:05 AM

It's ready.



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Empire State Building to open new observatory on 102nd floor


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The Empire State Building is opening its new 102nd-floor observatory, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, on Saturday.

If you haven’t been there since you were a kid or you took your out-of-town relatives a decade ago, it’s time for another look. The guest experience no longer involves a DMV-like waiting line and has been revamped and filled with immersive and Instagrammable moments.

Want to view a 25-foot-tall model of the building that is synched with its varying colored lights on top? Check.

Want to see hundreds of huge photos of celebrities and movie clips taken at the building? Check.

Want a selfie of yourself in King Kong’s hand while the beast moves around and peers in windows? Check.

Want to delight kids of all ages by spotting the video cat chasing a pigeon perched on a construction beam? Check.

Want swift-moving elevators with ceilings showing videos of the building’s construction? Check.

On a cloudy, drizzly day last week, visitors’ spirits were not dampened as there was zero wait time and plenty of elbow room at the exhibits and in the remodeled indoor and outdoor observatory on the 86th floor.

Long views were obscured, but the city’s other towers, skylines and streetscapes were visible through the thin fog.

After another elevator ride, I stepped out into an entirely revamped 102nd floor — the top-most inhabitable level — which was still swarming with dozens of construction workers.

Here, the small, waist-high windows have been swapped for dizzying new floor-to-ceiling glass. Even the lone elevator has a glass surround to ensure a gorilla-sized, 360-degree experience.

Tickets are available online and at the West 34th Street visitor entrance but, to filter out some of the 4 million-plus visitors a year, there’s a $20 up-charge for the new 102nd observatory.

jogiba Oct 10, 2019 10:35 PM

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ArchGuy1 Oct 10, 2019 11:34 PM

Will these changes attract local New Yorkers of the middle class to visit the observation decks.

NYguy Oct 11, 2019 6:43 PM

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