Tale of Two Bridges
Three icons in one: The Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge and the Empire State building, I love the contrast of the colorful lights, the reflections in the water and the Brooklyn Bridge shadows
The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. It was originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge,. It is an icon of New York City, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.
The Manhattan Bridge, designed by Leon Moisseiff, is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan at Canal Street with Downtown Brooklyn at the Flatbush Avenue Extension. The main span is 1,470 ft (448 m) long, with the suspension cables being 3,224 ft (983 m) long. The bridge's total length is 6,855 ft (2,089 m). The bridge opened to traffic on December 31, 1909.
The Empire State Building, designed in the distinctive Art Deco style, is a 102-story skyscraper and American cultural icon located in Midtown Manhattan, on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high. It stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until late 1970. The Empire State Building is currently the fifth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 29th-tallest in the world.