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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Historic NYC Building to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Historic NYC Building to be Possibly Demolished

The building should also be listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Magnificent NON-UNESCO World Heritage site
Replies: 14
Views: 1394

Re: Magnificent NON-UNESCO World Heritage site

The Empire State Building in New York City is another site that should be listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Under what criteria? It's a fairly cool building and a New York City landmark, but ultimately it is just an office building that is less than a hundred years old. Other than a B-25 crashing i...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Historic NYC Building to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Historic NYC Building to be Possibly Demolished

BartSimpson wrote:
The link doesn't work for my region. Which building are you talking about?

Thanks
Bart

It is located on 5th Avenue.

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Historic NYC Building to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Historic NYC Building to be Possibly Demolished

Here is a link to a historic building in New York City built in the 1890's that may soon be demolished and I feel should be preserved. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission should designate the building as a historic landmark and people should wake up like they did after old Penn Stati...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Magnificent NON-UNESCO World Heritage site
Replies: 14
Views: 1394

Re: Magnificent NON-UNESCO World Heritage site

The Empire State Building in New York City is another site that should be listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site.

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

Here is a link about the planned opening of the Lotus Tower in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 16. It is the tallest observation tower in South Asia. https://www.newsfirst.lk/2019/09/15/tallest-tower-of-south-asia-lotus-tower-to-be-declared-open-tomorrow/ Interesting, did not know that, thanks. Do ...

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by ArchGuy1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

Here is a link about the planned opening of the Lotus Tower in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 16. It is the tallest observation tower in South Asia. https://www.newsfirst.lk/2019/09/15/tallest-tower-of-south-asia-lotus-tower-to-be-declared-open-tomorrow/ Interesting, did not know that, thanks. The...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today
Replies: 20
Views: 6806

Re: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today

EL AL could and should use the 777-300ER to replace the 747-400 on the Two Aviv to New York JFK route since JFK is slot restricted.

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

https://www.newsfirst.lk/2019/09/15/tal ... -tomorrow/
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Here is a link about the planned opening of the Lotus Tower in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 16. It is the tallest observation tower in South Asia.
https://www.newsfirst.lk/2019/09/15/tal ... -tomorrow/

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Hellinikion Project
Replies: 8
Views: 728

The Hellinikion Project

Here is a link to the Hellinikion Project for redeveloping Hellinikion Airport in Athens and it is a mixed use project including an office skyscraper, parkspace, an Athens Rivera beach, and an observation tower. https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/15/the-hellinikon-project-greeces-modern-tale-o...

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Gwadar

Do you think that Gwadar, Pakistan will be like Dubai in the next 20 years with tall futuristic skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, supercars, artificial islands, and a huge airport and seaport. Also, do you think that Gwadar will be one of the most visited cities in the world.

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3962
Views: 513414

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Do you think India will recertify the 737 MAX soon.

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 1448

Re: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!

It is possible the Iran nuclear deal is being reinstated because of this.

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 109
Views: 20131

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

The mystery of Malaysia Airlines 370 means we need to still explore the oceans.

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4719

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

In addition to airspace in North America being shut down and New York City and Washington, DC being shut down, landmarks like the Sears Tower, Gateway Arch, CN Tower, and Seattle Space Needle were shut down. Federal buildings were also shut down.

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?
Replies: 50
Views: 9476

Re: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?

Hopefully, at least one will end up in a museum.

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by ArchGuy1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

Because AOC doesn't want them there. She is the reason Amazon ditched NYC. Too bad for her, Amazon's current office in NYC is NOT in her district so Jeff Bezos and others have no need to pay attention to her. And their office has been there long before AOC entered the scene. I'm not talking about a...

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by ArchGuy1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

The better question to ask is why would they. Why would they get rid of their footprint in NYC? Wall Street is there. It also makes for a nice tech center. Because AOC doesn't want them there. She is the reason Amazon ditched NYC. Don't agree with her on a lot of stuff, but she is spot on with this...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

Will the New York City portion of Amazon's second headquarters be consolidated in Northern Virginia.

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: (Famous) Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

There are a number of structures that are clearly connected to a country or city, symbols of them known around the world. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tower Bridge in London, the US Capital in DC, The Sydney Opera House, The Empire State and Chrysler buildings in NYC, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Brand...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Amazon's Second Headquarters

Does anyone know what exactly is going on with Amazon's second headquarters, because I know that they pulled out of Long Island City in New York and still have their Northern Virginia headquarters on.

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: (Famous) Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

What made the Guggenheim Bilbao so famous.

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1889

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

The Empire State Building, which opened a year after the Chrysler Building has full occupancy today, even though it was half empty during the Great Depression and is almost the same age as the Chrysler Building. True, but The Empire State Building is world-famous for having been the tallest buildin...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: Iconic Status of the Great Wall of China

What exactly popularized the Great Wall of China in the minds of Westerners and when did that occur.

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

What exactly has made the Sydney Opera House a world famous landmark and tourist attraction and has any price of popular culture has an influence on this. [...] Marketing propagande and nothing else. It is heavily overrated just because it might be the most elegant example of a hyperbolic concrete ...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: Eiffel Tower Visitor Numbers

It is huge. Have you never been there? You should go. IF you have ever visited the Empire state building( 4 million visitors a year and cramped) and the Eiffel tower , you would understand that the Eiffel is much more equipped to handle visitors as it has no functioning offices. How well equipped i...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: 30 Hudson Yards Observation Deck

Do you think that the observation deck at Hudson Yards will become a major tourist attraction for New York City? A tourist attraction in and of itself, as in someone far away saying 'I've just got to get to New York City so I can visit the observation deck at Hudson Yards!", no. Will it possib...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle Fire Public Attention Back in 1992
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Windsor Castle Fire Public Attention Back in 1992

How extensive was the damage at Windsor Castle after it caught fire compared to Notre Dame Cathedral.

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: Eiffel Tower Visitor Numbers

It is huge. Have you never been there? You should go. IF you have ever visited the Empire state building( 4 million visitors a year and cramped) and the Eiffel tower , you would understand that the Eiffel is much more equipped to handle visitors as it has no functioning offices. I have not been to ...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1889

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

Global cities like Tokyo, Paris, London, and Hong Kong still have like 7-10 observation decks in each city respectively.

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1889

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

casinterest wrote:
Jeez there are already enough observation decks in NYC. why do we need another? Rockefeller , Freedom Tower, Empire......

Back in 1939, New York City has between 7-10 observation decks for the public to look out over the city.

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1889

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

casinterest wrote:
Jeez there are already enough observation decks in NYC. why do we need another? Rockefeller , Freedom Tower, Empire......

Back in 1939, New York City has between 7-10 observation decks for the public to look out over the city.

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Atomium Iconic Status

Do you think that the Atomium in Brussels will receive the same level of fame and recognition worldwide as the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, London Eye, or Space Needle now that freedom of panorama laws have been in place in Belgium for 3 years. It was built in 1958 for the World's Fair in Br...

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

(Famous) Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

How come does the Eiffel Tower's first two viewing levels manage to handle 6 million to 7 million paying visitors a year well at a price of around US $17, which is relatively cheap by today's standards. I also understand that the Eiffel Tower was only intended to stand 20 years, which makes those vi...

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by ArchGuy1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1889

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

How popular of a tourist attraction would the observation deck of the Chrysler Building be.

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by ArchGuy1
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

Re: QE2 as a Hotel and Museum Ship in Dubai

The QE2 is not far from the historic area of Dubai that includes the Dubai Museum.

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mugabe dead at 95
Replies: 31
Views: 1706

Re: Robert Mugabe dead at 95

How is Zimbabwe doing under the current president.

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2420

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

The price to visit the 102nd floor observation deck of the Empire State Building right before it closed for renovations in January 2019 was about $57. Back in 1996, the $4 admission fee covered both observation decks and there was no extra fee to visit the 102nd floor. I always wanted to go to the ...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

30 Hudson Yards Observation Deck

Here is a link to an article that talks about the observation deck called The Edge planned for 30 Hudson Yards in New York City and I understand that the deck extends outward from the building and will include a glass floor. Do you think that the observation deck at Hudson Yards will become a major ...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2420

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

The price to visit the 102nd floor observation deck of the Empire State Building right before it closed for renovations in January 2019 was about $57. Back in 1996, the $4 admission fee covered both observation decks and there was no extra fee to visit the 102nd floor.

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by ArchGuy1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tourism in Israel during the Second Intifada
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Tourism in Israel during the Second Intifada

What exactly was tourism in Israel like during the Second Intifada, because I know that it dropped significantly during this time and cruise ships quit visiting Israel for years. Also, tourist numbers did not recover to 1999 levels until 2010.

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2420

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

When the ESB opened in 1931, it was $1 to go up, which would be $16-$17 in today's money adjusted for inflation.

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 56
Views: 5462

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

The incorrect use of a cruise ship Captain Stubing is not amused. https://cdn.travalliancemedia.com/images/99999999-9999-9999-9999-999999999999/fe414b29-718f-e311-95bd-0050568e420d/300x_xp.png This is one of the Love Boat ships. This ship should indeed have been preserved as a hotel and museum ship...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1705

QE2 as a Hotel and Museum Ship in Dubai

How well is the QE2 (Queen Elizabeth 2) currently doing as a hotel and museum ship in Dubai as I have heard that the grand opening is indefinitely delayed and renovation work is still taking place. Aldo, is the QE2 a popular tourist attraction for Dubai and is it making profits.

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 14
Views: 6312

Re: Questions About Crew Rest Areas

It would be nice if passengers in coach have the same type of beds as the crew in the crew rest areas.

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1889

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

The Empire State Building, which opened a year after the Chrysler Building has full occupancy today, even though it was half empty during the Great Depression and is almost the same age as the Chrysler Building.

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2420

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

The Empire State Building could have it's ticket prices reduced during the off season when there are fewer visitors like between after the end of the Christmas/New Year holiday season and Spring Break in April for example. Just out of curiosity, what makes you think the Empire State Building has an...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2420

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

I went up the Empire State building in 2007, and again in 2018. What did I notice different ? 1, less queuing as the whole experience was far more organised, 2, the mid way point was an empty shell in 2007, now it is fully restored and has a display on the history of the building 3, Everything you ...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1889

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

The proposal to include a hotel in the Chrysler Building has been dropped and the building will remain purely an office building like the Empire State Building. Yeah, I thought that sounded like an iffy proposal to begin with. The problem with projects like that is usually window size and spacing: ...

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