Saturday, February 22, 2014

FORMIKONG or FORMEMPIRE and some spices........

                                      drawing by marguerita

  FORMIGA FELIZ had to some errants in Manhattan and one in particular  was to get spices,like green peppercorns, black pepper,olive oil,dates and some other delicacies and  to have a little Mediterranean snack .
A view from not too far caught her inspiration..the  Empire State Building .

 Which  is a 103-story skyscraper located inMidtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high.[6] Its name is derived from the nickname forNew York, the Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping outof the World Trade Center's North Tower in late 1970.[11] Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York (although it was no longer the tallest in the US or the world), until One World Trade Center reached a greater height on April 30, 2012.[12] The Empire State Building is currently the fourth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States(after the One World Trade Center, the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, both in Chicago), and the 23rd-tallest in the world (the tallest now is Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai). It is also the fourth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.
The Empire State Building is generally thought of as an Americancultural icon
It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been 
The building and its street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimate. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986
 In 2007, it was ranked number one on the AIA's List of America's Favorite Architecture.
The building is owned by the 2,800 investors in Empire State Building Associates LLC.[16][needs update] In 2010, the Empire State Building underwent a $550 million renovation, with $120 million spent to transform the building into a more energy efficient and eco-friendly structure.[17] Receiving a gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating in September 2011, the Empire State Building is the tallest LEED certified building in the United States.wikpedia

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