Empire State Building
Pit stop over, and we were on our way to the Empire State Building. We planned to go here just in time for sunset, and stay to see all of the dazzling New York City lights - this did not go to plan! We underestimated quite how long it would take to get there from the hostel, and arrived in the dark! The views were still very impressive, and to our luck we didn't have to queue at all! We did find out however, it is extremely difficult to take any decent photos of yourself at the top - especially a selfie with a view!
An art deco landmark and a spectacular viewpoint across the city, the Rockefeller Center was constructed in the 1930s. Out of the 14 Rockefeller Center buildings in New York City, the ‘Top of the Rock’ observation deck is situated at the top of the GE Building. The 360° panorama of New York City icons like the Empire State Building, Central Park, Chrysler Building and Brooklyn Bridge can’t be missed.Right in front of the Rockefeller Centre is the world famous rink was first opened on Christmas Day in 1936. It is 122 feet long and can accommodate approximately 150 skaters at a time. Let your hair down and skate to your own version of ‘Let it go’!
If you move along the 5th Ave towards Empire State Building, there will be almost nothing unsual in the urbanscape of the space but the minute you look to your 12 o'clock, you see a building with a steep egde, almost like a triangular edge. Just when you will think to yourself if it were habitable, you should learn that this building is completely functional and there are offices on every edge that desnt quite look like a livable area. Strange but architecturally possible!
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Its rightly a 'French Curve in the city of T-squares' If you fancy modern art and architecture, this is a must see attraction. Now open for various operas and theater performances, LA Phil or the Walt Disney Concert Hall rests in the heart of Los Angeles overlooking Downtown Los Angeles along the civic center. The space is abnormally quiet on the junction of two important streets. The best feature of LA Phil is the shiny metallic titanium finish that outshines the surrounding sandstone and brick towers.