New York City Guide
When many people think of New York then the first image that comes into their head is likely to involve the iconic Empire State Building. One of the most famous and iconic buildings in the world, this 102 storey skyscraper held the title of world's tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York.
The Manhattan Bridge is a bridge that crosses the East river. It is a connection between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Manhattan Bridge was the last of the three suspension bridges built over the East River. The other two bridges are the Brooklyn bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge. The opening of this bridge was on 1909. It has four vehicle lanes on the upper level (split between two roadways). The lower level has three lanes, four subway tracks, a walkway and a bikeway. The upper level, originally used for streetcars, has two lanes in each direction, and the lower level is one-way and has three lanes in peak direction.