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July 4, 2007, Fireworks Seen from the Empire State Building Observatory

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July 4, 2007 - Macy's Fireworks
Seen from the Empire State Building Observatory
86th Floor
350 Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets
NYC, NY 10018
Check Website for Details (esbnyc.com)

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Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
July 4, 2007


The Empire State Building Observatory, now open late into the night, even with jazz, created a VIP special event for Macy's July 4th Fireworks celebration. They opened the Observatory, served cocktails and buffet, and provided unobstructed viewing for the 150 guests and media that signed to attend. I was lucky to be invited with the NY and international press, and we arrived early to wait by the open fence, 86 flights up in the air.

When the rain began, I could actually see the raindrops falling, glowing in the building's lights. Unfortunately, although the eventual Fireworks display was spectacular, occuring on three barges, the rain affected my camera, and photography was limited. I stood with a Dutch TV crew and lent them my umbrella, as my raincoat had a hood. We shared information on NY and Amsterdam Jazz and then became absorbed in the colorful, dynamic display.

The Fireworks danced on water, flew into giant circles of white, red, blue, and green, and flashed into designs of weeping streams of golden lights. The Fireworks cracked, splashed, catapulted, and floated in various shapes and showers. Next time I will bring more high speed equipment, but the photos below showcase this rare experience.

The Empire State Building is open until 2AM, and an Express ticket will enable you to bypass the lines. You can enjoy Jazz, Thursday-Saturday nights, starting at 10 PM, and the gift shops have perfect, iconic choices for birthdays and anniversaries. In fact, a trip to the Observatory is a romantic beginning or ending to a night on the town. Check esbnyc.com for details.



The Dutch TV Crew Sets Up
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



View from the Empire State Building Observatory
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



View from the Empire State Building Observatory
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



View from the Empire State Building Observatory
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Top of the Empire State Building
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



View from the Empire State Building Observatory
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



View from the Empire State Building Observatory
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



View from the Empire State Building Observatory
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Dutch TV Crew
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Mary from Colorado
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Dutch TV Crew
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Macy's Fireworks
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Macy's Fireworks
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower





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