WhatfettleEmpire State

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Over to the Empire State Building to see the worlds longest queues. I mean New York’s best views.

Leaving the subway i found myself in Madison Square Garden, surprisingly Elton John wasn’t playing there, it was being used for the American version of netball:

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The building itself is quite magnificent, with some fantastic art deco details such as the mural in the entrance:

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and these dentils:

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The queues in the basement were massive, so i followed my Lonely Planet guide and bought a ticket for the dumb but fun “Skyride” which is supposed to put you ahead.

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I guess the large numbers are down to the demise of the Twin Towers – the Empire State is once again NY’s tallest tower. Sadly the 106th floor tower is closed due to the crowds:

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