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To enjoy the New York skyline view at its spine-tingling best, you must know both the best times.
During the day
The most sensational daytime views occur on sunny days, particularly in the morning (when looking west) and late afternoon (east).
However, the best evening viewing time is not so obvious. It's incredibly romantic on workday nights but rather humdrum on Saturday, Sunday and holiday nights. Reason: When the New York office workers go home, the lights are kept on for the evening cleaning crews. On non-work nights, the crews stay home and you cannot see the fabled New York curtain of diamonds.
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Roosevelt Island Tramway
Roosevelt Island Tramway This commuter cable car crosses the East River.
September 11, 2001
The New York skyline drastically changed that day as the twin 110-floor towers of the World Trade Center collapsed as a result of terrorist attacks. Loss of life was staggering.
A new, higher, and more dramatic structure for the World Trade Center site is in the construction stage.