Kids Experience NYC TRAVEL

Empire State Building

Empire State Building Lobby

Empire State Building Lobby

What is the name of the building that towers over 440 metres and attracts about 3.5 million visitors each year? It is The Empire State Building. This immense skyscraper was opened on May 1st in 1931. The architecture was designed by William F. Lamb. It was the tallest building in the world and held its record for nearly 40 years until the late 1970s. The original World Trade Center beat the height of the Empire State Building. However, after the tragic attack of 9/11, the Empire State building was once again the tallest structure in the New York skyline.

The Empire State Building could be seen from far away. You can get the best view of it by walking down the 34th street and 7th Ave. As I stepped into the vast building, I noticed  that it wasn’t very busy at all. The hall was not as crowded  as usual. If you were ever planing go to the Empire State Building, I advise you to buy tickets beforehand and go on a weekday. That way, you can be lucky like me and skip the line and jump right onto the observation deck.

 

View of Macy's from top of Empire State Building at night

View of Macy’s from top of Empire State Building at night

We planed to only go to the observation deck and look at the beautiful city from such height. However, we noticed the NY Skyride. It is located on the second floor.The Skyride is a video that introduces visitors to the buildings and point of interests in New York City. It was built in 1994 as a major tourist attraction. We sat in a movie theater, and suddenly, our seats started to move! The video in front of us showed that we were launching into the sky in a spaceship. The giant screen led us explore the beautiful views of NYC from the sky, it felt like we were really flying in a helicopter!

As soon as the Skyride was over, we went right up to the 86th floor. The view was spectacular, the scenery was so grand. We could see the whole city! And when I say “whole city”, I meant it. We can see the city from each directions. The view includes the Statue Of Liberty. At such height, the freedom symbol of America was like the size of a mouse! We get such a great view from the observation deck. All the tall, glass skyscrapers were shining and reflecting the sunset off each other. The cars, people and small structures in the city all looked like ants.

I loved my experience at the Empire State Building. Hopefully when you pop by NYC, you could go see it as well!

Journalist Dea and Angie on top of Empire State Building with Big Apples

Journalist Dea and Angie on top of Empire State Building with Big Apples

Meet the writer

Edward Wang

Edward Wang

My name is Edward Wang. I am in Grade four now. I go to Edenrose Public School. My favorite food is Pizza because it is so yummy. My favorite sports are soccer and hockey, because they allow me to play with my team members. If you want to be the winner, you have to work hard and smart together as a team. I also like to read interesting books and watch TV when I finish my homework.

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