What do you think of at the mention of New York City- Empire State Building (ESRT), the World Trade Center, or perhaps Rockefeller Center?
If you have your virtual walking shoes on, we are going to visit some the most iconic skyscrapers in New York City and learn all about them and the men or women that own them.
First up; Empire State Building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is the crown jewel of NYC, owned by Empire State Reality Trust with Anthony Malkins, CEO. The building has a lovely observatory deck, Top of the Rock, on the top floor, which is a popular destination for tourists. From the observation deck, one can see a unobstructed view unlike any other of both Central Park, Manhattan’s midtown and downtown skyscrapers.
Our next stop is the One World Observatory, located on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors of One World Trade Center. It’s the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Visitors can explore the levels of the observatory which include fine dining, family-friendly interactive exhibits. One World Observatory is not affiliated with the 911 Memorial and Museum. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey own the building.
While we’re here, we’d be remiss not to suggest visiting the ground Zero 9/11 site. Pay your respects for the 2,983 victims, and first responders.
Our next stop is the famous, Trump Tower, built in 1983. It rises 58 stories (the developers promote it as a 68 story building) above 5th Avenue, between East 56th and East 57th streets, and is one of New York Cities most visited attractions. It’s one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in the world, with its glass curtain wall and saw tooth faceting designs received rave reviews from the New York Times. The owner is not Donald Trump, but GMAC Commercial Mortgage. Hillary Clinton slept here, so has Steven Spielberg, Johnny Carson, Bruce Willis and so many more… Mr. Trump made his home in the three story penthouse apartment – a private elevator connected him with the 26th floor where he conducted Trump Organization Business.
Next up? The Bank of America Tower, topped by its spire, is located at One Bryant Park and is a 1,200 ft. skyscraper. It is the fourth tallest skyscraper in New York City and is one of the most efficient and ecologically friendly in the world. The Urban Garden Room is open to tourists.
We hope you enjoyed your tour and will visit us again.