There are possibly thousands of images of the Manhattan bridge and the Empire state building, together or separate, in color or black and white, from the distance or close-ups. However, the reasons are quite obvious. These two architecture icons are beautiful and very photogenic. One cannot scape their magic.
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.
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.
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