New York, March 2003 − Travels − Captain Tom

New York, March 2003

Beginning of March 2003 on a business trip I had one day time for sightseeing in Manhattan. It was quite cold and it rained heavily until the afternoon.

Broadway with Times Square

Empire State Building in the rain clouds

Madison Square Park and Metropoliatan Life Building
and Flatiron Building

Ground Zero is a big hole. It is astounding how many people are there despite the rain

Ride with Staten Island Ferry passing the Statue of Liberty. Usually with a gorgeous view to the skyline of lower Manhattan and Verrazano Narrows Bridge
First approach to the Statue of Liberty
Verrazano Narrows Bridge in the rain
Second approach to the Statue of Liberty
Gorgeous skyline in the rain seen from the ferry
Brooklyn Bridge in the rain

Then the weather got better and I did a second try for Empire State Building
View to lower Manhattan. Still dusty
Statue of Liberty is visible already
Madison Square Park from above
High riser from above
The Chrysler Building as the most beautiful of the old skyscrapers
View to Fifth Avenue - notice the density of cabs
Chrysler Building again and to the right the United Nations building
And all in a sudden the view opens towards Lower Manhattan and Verrazano Narrows Bridge

I proceed to some of the most famous buildings of the city
Chrysler Building from the ground
Lobby of Trump Tower with waterfall
The former AT&T Building - now owned by Sony
Rockefeller Plaza with ice rink
Rockefeller Center
And the icing on the cake: Dinner in Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center in the 66th floor with view to Lower Manhattan and Empire State Building