This picture is taken looking across the ice rink at Rockefeller Center. The center
is actually a complex of 30 buildings, this plaza, an underground shopping mall and
the Radio City Music Hall. The gold-colored statue of Prometheus was added in 1934.
During our visit the top three sections of the Empire State Building were red, white
and blue. This view is to the north and east, with the Chrysler building in the center.
Some of the bridges connecting the Bronx and Queens can be seen in the background.
This is the outdoor observatory on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. When
it was completed in 1931, the Empire State Building was the tallest in the world, and it
remained so for another forty years. Suuposedly under the right conditions if you stick
your fingers through the observatory fence, St Elmo's fire will stream from them due to
the massive buildup of static electricity on the building. If this is in fact true, the
conditions were not right during our visit.
Here is David in front of the New York Public Library, the largest (in terms of volumes)
in the United States. The lion statues were wearing NYPD baseball caps in honor of those
killed at the World Trade Center.