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Tour of the Iconic New York Skyscaper
St. George residents took to the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan on Saturday afternoon, where they met King Kong (in the lobby), then took in jaw-dropping views of the city from the observation deck up top.
For many residents, this was their first time visiting the 102-story, art-deco skyscraper. The Empire State Building is a classic New York City landmark that has become even more famous by classic films like King Kong (of course), Sleepless in Seattle, and An Affair to Remember. The Empire State Building was once the world’s tallest building—and it provided a perfect (and safe) opportunity for residents to test out their fear of heights.
…they had such a great time, residents requested to make a return trip to the Empire State Building as soon as possible.
The students also got to the bottom of a constant topic of conversation in New York City: what do the colors of the floodlights atop the tower mean? On any given day the lights might be a countless combination of colors: green on St Patrick’s Day, red on Valentine’s Day, or orange, blue and white, if the New York Knicks have a game! The St. George residents had a blast with one another; they made new friends, had a lot of laughs, and learned more about the city. In fact they had such a great time, residents requested to make a return trip to the Empire State Building as soon as possible.