Visitors to the Empire State Building got a rare treat when the Met Life blimp floated through NYC several months ago and made passes right outside the observation deck. It flew around and around the city for much of the day and even cruised around the ESB as the sun was setting and after it was dark. This is a series of close up photos that I took and made into a slide show.

It’s so cool how close that big air whale passed by the ESB, although that building was supposed to originally be used as a blimp dock. Due to the high winds, that idea apparently didn’t work out so well as only one blimp was said to have successfully docked.

Photo date: 5/20/10

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The early morning NYC skyline is lit up by a lightning flash that surrounds the Empire State Building. May 27, 2010

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A cool time lapse video of the ESB shot from across the Hudson River in New Jersey that goes from dusk to dark.

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Here’s a night time video I took of the Empire State Building.  The clouds are fast moving, and the fog give it an eerie glow….

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Here’s a short video that I took of the lights being turned on at the Empire State Building.   On this cold, rainy, foggy evening, they’re all white.   It takes around 2 1/2 minutes for them to fully come on.

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