Sunset over New York

new york sunset

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.

new york sunset top of the rock

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.

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