Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building
We visited last week for a bit, You cannot go up to see the view like you can in the Empire State Building, so we only spent like 20 minutes there. The elevator doors are amazing, and the architecture is really cool too. This building is by far my favorite in NYC. There is a mural on the ceiling of the lobby, of the building itself. I checked out the Wiki for this building and found out some numbers:
The building went up at a rate of 4 floors per week, and yet amazingly there were no deaths.
400,000 rivets were used.
3,826,000 bricks were manually laid for the non load bearing walls.
Ground broke on September 18, 1928
Completed on May 28, 1930
The first man made structure to stand over 1,000 feet.
The tallest steel supported brick building in the world.
It was made a national landmark in 1976.
A nice afternoon outing. We just took the subway to 42nd Street, which is Grand
Central. Go to the street level, 42nd Street and turn left and walk 1 1/2 blocks. A few pics I took are here at Flickr.