Bitterly cold in New York today. Although air temperature-wise it was probably about 8c – not too bad – the windchill really made it feel like it was below zero. Really chilled you to the bone.
Spent the morning at the 9/11 Museum. Very moving but very worthwhile. It goes 7 storeys below ground-level and is huge, much bigger than you would think from the relatively small building at ground level.
Late afternoon we went to the Top of the Rock – aka the observation deck at the top of the Rockefeller Center main tower. It’s a triple-storey observation deck on floors 68-70. Floor 70 was actually closed due to the high winds today, but there was still plenty of viewing opportunity on the other two floors.
The views are amazing – and being there to watch the full sunset over the course of an hour or so was incredible (although cold). I have many, many more pictures than the two here. Lots of sorting and editing still to do.
In the top picture, the building at the far back is the new 1 World Trade Center which opens next week – the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The main building in the foreground (left) is of course the Empire State Building.
My adventure in the US is almost over.