The Empire State from the High Line

Empire State Building from the High Line - New York, New York

Empire State Building from the High Line – New York, New York

I’m wrapping up the coverage from the High Line with a view of the Empire State Building, the iconic skyscraper from the 1930s. Completed in 1931, this 102-story building was the tallest in the world until 1971. Located on 34th Street, it escapes the midtown and lower Manhattan jumble of competing tall structures — it stands proudly among shorter buildings.

I used Google Maps to determine that I was near 10th Avenue and 20th Street when I snapped this photo. Roughly about a mile away as the crow flies.

I saw a layered effect when I made this photo. In the foreground, we see the greenery of the High Line, followed by modern and historic architecture in the mid-ground. The svelte Empire State rises in the background, asserting its dominance despite its distance.

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3 thoughts on “The Empire State from the High Line

  1. This is a unique shot of the Empire State building from a unique vantage point. I’ve never noticed the Empire State building on the many times I’ve walked the length of the High Line. I’ll pay attention next time.

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