Pieces of NYC 37: Empire State Building

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Many out of town visitors like to visit the Empire State Building, and they should.  However, the view from Rockefeller Center is better.  You can see the Empire State Building.

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Pieces of NYC 12: Reflecting at Oculus

pieces of nyc 0012_piecesAs a Wisconsin native who enjoys the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion, I was pleased to hear the same architect, Santiago Calatrava, would design a new transit hub at the World Trade Center. It’s as if a little reminder of home is always there for me.

Some uninspired people have likened Oculus to a turkey carcass.

From my outside-looking-in vantage point, you can see the arched lines reflecting upon themselves inside, while Lower Manhattan behind me shows itself in the window.