1. The Empire State Building, May 2007. The Empire State Building proved so enchanting S and I scaled it twice, once for daytime views and then again in night mode. The journey up to the 86TH and 102nd floor decks begins in the lobby, a historic landmark in its own right after a staggering eighteen-month restoration project. Don’t miss the 24-karat gold aluminum wall-leaf and a striking depiction of the building itself behind the front desk, complete with beams of light radiating from the mast. Because they could.