Election Night and the Empire State Building showed off its spiffy new lights in red, white and blue
Direct hit: Empire State Building Zapped by Lightning, Lit Blue White for Argentina #London2012 #TeamUSA
Also pictured, Empire State Building, Bank of America Tower, 1 Penn Plaza during a huge late afternoon hail storm that hit NYC
Not a complete bust: Yes Virginia, there was a Manhattanhenge even under the massive clouds – 5/29/12
A picture from this evening’s half sun Manhattanhenge — something that looked like it was gonna be a complete bust due to the massive clouds – taken from above. Between the buildings, Google HQ on the right, and in a direct line with the street below, you can see the setting pinkish orange half sun on the other side of the little strip of the Hudson. The picture is a little blurry because it was taken one handed over a railing so that I could show at least a little piece of the street in line with the sun. So even though it seemed to be a washout at ground level, yes, there was a Manhattanhenge after all, at least from my vantage point!