21 October 2009
Top of the Rock is simply stunning. Oh my gosh! Views in every direction and the Empire State building to the south. Rockefeller built his complex bang in the centre of the city. The sun is out and Central Park looks great in it’s autumnal shades, hazy buildings framing it. I was one of the first people to come up this morning – at 8 – whisked up 67 floors in 45 seconds. Then up to the 70th for the viewing platforms. A glorious sunny day in America’s biggest city. So many huge building rising up. How did this happen?
Two nights later I returned for the night view – amazing!
Later, I learnt that ‘skyscraper’ is a sailing term adopted by architects.
Here are some short videos I took from way up there: