EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
The view north from the Empire State Building provides a
spectacular panaroma of Midtown and upper Manhattan. The
Manhattan Schist, an early paleozoic metamorphic rock formation,
forms the bedrock near the surface in the area, providing a solid
foundation for all the tall buildings. Glacial features are
abundant in ice-scoured outcrops throughout central park.
The Grace Building (white) dominates the view, the top of the NY
Public library is in the foreground in front of the Grace
Building. On a clearer day Central Park is clearly visible with
the forested ridge of the Palisades northward beyond the George
Washington Bridge across the Hudson River.
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