Whilst in New York we took the opportunity to visit the Empire State Building (how could we not?). From the ground I didn't find it's height that daunting, but when on the 88th floor and looking out over the New York skyline - it's actually pretty impressive. Seen in the photograph below, is Liberty Island in the distance, we knew we were going to visit it later on so that was pretty exciting to see.
One of the highlights of the trip for me was visiting the Statue of Liberty, just because it's such an iconic image that's portrayed in film after film and we see images of it all over the place. So to see it for real was quite strange, I don't think it ever sunk in that I was really looking at the real thing and I was actually there.