Through the front entrance inside one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Arriving at the observation deck only after borrowing the strength of two elevators. Then, enjoying a commanding view of the New York City skyline.
Once used as the in-the-sky arriving platform for the wealthy who rode the German Zeppelin. However, it was simultaneously so vacant of tenants that it was nicknamed the "Empty Building" by the locals.
I visited again in 2001, only to find most shops with sutters closed. Does it still reign with the feeling of "Empire," this world-famous architecture? Still full of dreams of the New World.
Commercially-produced die-cut origamic architecture pop-up card and envelope.
Cards measure 16cm by 11cm (about 6 1/4 inches by 4 5/16 inches) when closed.
Design by Masahiro Chatani.