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Old Posted Oct 13, 2019, 12:31 AM
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Looks like the good ol’ ESB still has a few tricks up her sleeve
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That's all we need, self absorbed Instagram influencers hogging up space and views in an already cramped area. That photographer amazing though.
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That's all we need, self absorbed Instagram influencers hogging up space and views in an already cramped area. That photographer amazing though.
For an extra $20 bucks, let'em have their fun. Most of the people won't bother to go up though. I've only been up to that level once myself, but will certainly check it out now.
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Last weekend, I had the honor to become one of the first people to be taken higher than ever before with @empirestatebldg 's newly renovated 102nd Floor Observatory Deck. The experience was incredible & unforgettable! 🌟It was my first time to see the 360-degree view of New York City & beyond --

I got there early to watch the sun come up over the city (from 6:30-7:30AM), without worrying about the wind, rain, or other weather condition! And, hey! I was able to keep my hat on the whole time! 👨🏻🎨Whether you're in town for a week or a day, keep the 102nd floor of the #empirestatebuilding on your "must see" list -- I strongly recommend it!

























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101 or 102??

This has been bugging me for the longest time and now seems as good a time as any to post this..

Don't know if this has been mentioned before but that Observation Level is really the 101st floor - the 102nd floor is the outdoor platform/parapet above.

For extra $20.00, I want to go up to the parapet too!



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she leaped off the esb back in the day.
landed on a car.
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2019, 5:07 PM
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It was very sad, indeed.

Slightly off-topic - Found this interesting story about

The Most Beautiful Suicide
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what a shot, just above . .
the closeup of the ESB's saltshaker spire . .
the historical building's most distinctive feature . .
great to see the cleanup & renovation of the 102nd deck portion . .
reassuring to know that this old faithful landmark
will still be able to handle the tourists . .

but what a tarnished wreck ! . .
please strip off all the unsightly haphazard
gangly jerryrigged tech-whatchamacallits . .
Repair, restore, & polish, the shapely sleek deco stainless-steel lantern surfaces . .
then, if need be, affix whatever necessary tech parts, that are still functioning,
to the antenna [perhaps heightened] . .

The ESB's renowned pinnacle,
it's distinctive one-of-a-kind lantern-crown . .
is no longer the metropolitan area's broadcasting workhorse . .
There are plenty of taller buildings to do that job . .
So it's time to lose the rusted, greazy junkyard, of outdated instruments
cluttering up our graceful jewel . .

though she's no longer tallest in the world,
she's probably still the most famous iconic office building . .
especially with the recent up-to-date colored lighting up top . .
And she could, . . lavished with some civic-minded attention, . .
and from an advantageous angle, with an intriguing cloudscape backdrop . .
still be considered, the classiest, most majestic skyscraper in the world . .
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2019, 1:16 AM
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^ It still has a tight grip on broadcasting, and I don't think they're gonna let that go anytime soon. In fact, they did an antenna upgrade within the last year or two.



https://rew-online.com/2019/11/linke...ing-expansion/

LinkedIn taps AY to manage Empire State Building expansion





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Avison Young’s New York Project Management Division has been selected by LinkedIn to oversee improvements across its New York City headquarters at the Empire State Building, a massive space consisting of more than 500,000 s/f across 11 floors at the iconic Midtown Manhattan office tower.

Avison Young Principal Kirsten Beck and Senior Project Manager Robb Davidson, both based in the firm’s New York office, will head up LinkedIn’s project management team, helping to shape the continued buildout of the vertical campus after the company recently expanded its presence in the property by leasing three additional floors.

“We are thrilled to be working with LinkedIn to improve and expand their New York City headquarters. These changes will shape the future of the LinkedIn workplace for years to come,” Beck said.

“We believe our expertise in project management and construction working with our other tech and innovative clients brings a strong foundation to this project and gives LinkedIn the confidence in our abilities to manage the continued buildout of this remarkable space.”

The New York team, which was awarded the project through a national master service agreement with Avison Young’s Chicago office, will assist with creating cohesion across the 501,509 s/f vertical campus following the professional networking platform’s recent lease expansion that added floors 14, 15 and 16 to its existing space across the third floor and floors 22 through 28.
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I don’t know if it’ll ever happen however, I do hope that the about 222 foot antenna will be officially included in the total height of the building. When I see old pictures of the ESB without the antenna, it looks incomplete and just a little too blunt. The antenna completes the look and adds to the spectacle of its LED lighting system. Of course, these are just my opinions but, I’d like to hear what everyone else thinks regarding the ESB’s antenna to be officially included in the total height of this legendary skyscraper.
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I don't think they would ever count it, but I agree. I wish they could replace the admittedly messy antenna with a BoA or Vanderbilt like spire. Maybe even a Chrysler style spire!
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I don't think they would ever count it, but I agree. I wish they could replace the admittedly messy antenna with a BoA or Vanderbilt like spire. Maybe even a Chrysler style spire!
Those spires are strictly decorative. The antenna mast on the ESB is a money-making business for the owners. The antennas are owned by the building and big rents are collected - not only for them but for the needed space in the building to accommodate the stations' transmitters and other electronics connected to the antennas.
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Gothamist Reviews: The Empire State Building

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Old Posted Nov 22, 2019, 10:36 AM
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This is my favourite building because it was finished in record time
despite it's size and was also built in the great depression a time when steel was very expensive


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I should have known that but never realized ESB was built in hardly 5 months. Thats absolutely insane.
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I should have known that but never realized ESB was built in hardly 5 months. Thats absolutely insane.
Also with higher quality and standards than anything to be built within the following 70 years thereafter.
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