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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Empire State at Dusk

ESB at dusk
Photo by myself around 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue.

The Empire State Building is located at 35th and 5th Avenues. This shot was taken at 23rd Street, where Fifth Avenue and Broadway merge. The streets open up for a nice vista. I was in the neighborhood on an errand, Monday night.

The Empire State Building bathed for the next few days in white light. The lights will turn green for St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, the 17th.

White is the default setting. The colors are for special occasions and include the colors of the rainbow.

Holidays are recognized, like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. Non-holidays are recognized too, like the Westminster Dog Show (!), the Superbowl and the New York City Marathon.

Now that the lights on the building are programmable LED lights, changing colors is easy. For the building's lighting schedule click here.

The Empire State Building, or ESB, is currently the third-tallest building in the US, behind the Willis and Trump Towers in Chicago.

Related posts: The Empire State on St. Patrick's Day, Skating Under the Empire State and All Decked Out Below the Empire State.

12 comments:

Olivier said...

il est toujours aussi beau l'ESB, surtout a cette heure de la journée, il devient tout doux

za-marzeniami said...

great picture!
I want this on my wall :)

rowena said...

Great picture.
I love that building.

anne mancine said...

Do I have my bearings correct? Were you standing right in front of the Flatiron Building?

moi said...

Yes she's standing in front of the Flatiron. And you can also see the mysterious Commodore Criterion Building.

WTakeuchi said...

Great view! We walked from this point all the way to 44th street. Very nice.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Nice!

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!
Yes, I was standing on the median strip just north of the Flatiron Building.

As Washington says, walking around this neighborhood is quite easy. The area between 23rd and 35th on Fifth Avenue is a little of a no man's land, though. Not much there beyond souvenir shops, large sample sale showrooms and the Museum of Sex.

Anonymous said...

This is just a beautiful photo.

Mike said...

Perfect scene.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Excelent photo, is amazing

Anonymous said...

I have this exact same spot as a gorgeous painting, once I had tracked down the spot I found your photo.... perfect! :)