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The Empire State Building

How about a landmark with a twist!  :)

There's always the challenge of taking pics of famous city landmarks without making them ho-hum-ish.  I hope this gives you a bit of a Friday chuckle before you start your weekend.  You know me and cranes.  I probably like them more than the landmarks.  (No, not really!)

Anyway, I won't bore you with all the info, which you can get here.  But I'll at least say this much:  it was the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1972 (102 stories), when the World Trade Center was built (not very far down the street!).  After 9/11, it is once again NYC's tallest building.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


The Empire State Building

How about a landmark with a twist!  :)

There's always the challenge of taking pics of famous city landmarks without making them ho-hum-ish.  I hope this gives you a bit of a Friday chuckle before you start your weekend.  You know me and cranes.  I probably like them more than the landmarks.  (No, not really!)

Anyway, I won't bore you with all the info, which you can get here.  But I'll at least say this much:  it was the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1972 (102 stories), when the World Trade Center was built (not very far down the street!).  After 9/11, it is once again NYC's tallest building.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (19)

Laughing about you and cranes. I like this unique shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA. Thanks, Karen smile
Ginnie, LOL! I love cranes too. They are like tall birds, aren't they?. But this is also a great shot, because it gives us an idea of how tall the Empire State Building really is. And we also get a flavor of NY life. smile

Besides, how do they get that crane on top of the building? Does it take a bigger crane to put that thing up there? They just don't fly up there, unless they have wings!
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue about how they got that crane up there, Kay, but I like thinking they used a bigger crane on the ground to get it up there. That's ingenious of you. Thanks for the idea, which makes my day! smile
What a nice sky, and the Empire State Building is beautiful. I love this "retro" architecture !!
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely been around for a long time, Florence. Thanks for your comment.
It is a peculiar angle of the Empire State. The crane in first plane is interesting.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks again for commenting, Jose. I appreciate it. smile
Good choice of view Ginnie, as you say its not easy to find a new angle on these landmarks.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you klindly, Chris!
memories come to mind seeing this building again, been there in 2002.
Ginnie Hart: It was just down the street from our hotel, Chantal, so we saw it every day! That was fun.
Lovely ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Shakara.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 4 May 2007, 12:40
Funny! Did you hear they're building a new skyscraper in Dubai that's twice as big as the Empire State?? 150 floors or something outrageous. Try getting a crane up THERE. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruth, I did hear that. And someone else in the world must have a taller building than this already because it's only the tallest in the USA now. I don't even want to think about getting a crane up there!!!
That is a sad way for it to regain 'NYC's tallest building status' again. I like the crane to spice up the view, though!
Ginnie Hart: You're absolutely right, Martin. I almost mentioned that in my post. Thanks for your comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 May 2007, 15:02
Great crane capture. The way you rattle of the facts makes me think of a guy in a red topless bus. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! We have definitely been there and done that, Louis, and quite enjoyed the experience. You really learn a lot about the city that you don't read in the tourist books. smile
  • Ted
  • http://rothphotos.blogspot.com/
  • 4 May 2007, 16:50
It's no easy task to show the Empire State in a way that is a little new and different, and you have succeeded wonderfully.
Ginnie Hart: You are so kind to say that, Ted. Thanks.

BTW, your name is not clickable, for some reason. I want you to put your URL address in the proper spot so that my blogger friends can click over to you.
  • Petra
  • 4 May 2007, 18:08
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Great shot Ginnie...happy weekendsmile
Petra
Ginnie Hart: I know. That Louis is something else! grin

Thanks, Petra. You have a great weekend yourself. I'll be seeing you soon! smile
  • Ellie
  • 4 May 2007, 21:32
grin The world seems to be busy with cranes, just about everywhere. Isn't it good that this one was handy to give an apparently typical view a clever twist.
Ginnie Hart: I think we just need to learn to live with them, Ellie, and start seeing their beauty for what it is. So, yes, I felt quite lucky to see and capture this one in the most opportune spot. smile
  • alex
  • 4 May 2007, 22:20
you're right, this is a great unique view of one of the easiest buildings to photograph, as it's so easy on the eyes! good job!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Alex. I smile every time I see this pic. smile
Looks humongous to me!!Both the building and the crane. This picture makes me wondering who cleans all those windows... Really nice photograph!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I wonder, too, DD. I bet window cleaners are never out of work!!!
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 5 May 2007, 14:01
Objective achieved - this is clearly a picture of a much photographed landmark but done in an original way.

It was courageous to partly obscure the main subject and you've done it in a way that adds much more to the scene than it hides.

Fine work.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind, Colin. I really appreciate your comment. smile
I like very much the angle of view you've choosen here Ginnie - It gives an unusual sight of the Empire State Building smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, sometimes we just have to be creative, right, Zeb? Then there are times when someone else is creative for us! grin
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 8 May 2007, 07:33
I love it! It's funny because you use that famous building as a background for an ordinary crane.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's a good way of looking at it, Julia. smile
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 14 May 2007, 12:18
A very successful twist indeed, Ginnie.

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