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Many buildings in New York are taller; however, the history of the Empire State Building has made it an icon of and “must see” destination for visitors and locals. The sheer tenacity to construct this building at the height of the stock market crash, and the speed and craftsmanship make this a fascinating study in architecture and design....MORE



“The Empire State, a lonely dinosaur, rose sadly at midtown, highest tower, tallest mountain, longest road, King Kong's eyrie, meant to moor airships, alas."

― Vincent Scully ―

  • Learn why the Empire State Building is a New York icon

  • Discover the neighborhood prior to the building of this edifice

  • Hear about the building’s inspiration and construction​

  • Find out who owned the building over the years

  • Understand how the building stays relevant in the age of newer skyscrapers​

  1. These 60— 90-minute presentations use over 100 images taking you on a visual journey which makes the City come to life. Whether —it’s your first visit or a local New Yorker, gain an insider’s perspective on makes New York so special. 

  2. Add a visit the site with Kitt Garrett, or one of our partners, or explore the area on your own.

  3. Kitt can provide either a 2-hour walking tour, 4-hour half day or 6-hour full day tour at additional cost.

  4. Use Kitt’s photo stops while you are on location.

  5. Upload your photos into Tripcast.

  6. Download the photos into a book to keep your memories!

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