The Heart of the ESB


Many people associate the Empire State Building observatory with meetings between lovers. Movies such as “An Affair to Remember” and “Sleepless in Seattle” have helped to cement the romantic associations of the famous skyscraper. To add to the Empire State Building’s [romantic allure], every year 14 lucky couples win the chance to get married on the 80th floor of the Empire State Building….For these reasons a history of the Empire State Building seemed a very appropriate Valentine’s Day issue of New York history. via-The history of New York’s most romantic Valentine’s Day spot – New York History |

The ESB is certainly no slouch when it comes to romance; indeed, its very prominence is suggestive of romanticism. For a building that rose from the depths of the Great Depression to such majestic heights, it did well for itself: rightly considered one of humankind’s greatest architectural achievements. A lot of love–from the creative to the covetous, the joyful to sorrowful, the requited to unrequited– went into such an endeavor; an appropriate paradigm for the love we feel this Valentine’s Day.