What are the Best Helicopter Day Trips to Take in NYC?

May 22, 2019 | Liberty, The Helicopter Company News & Events

Why is New York City most suitable for taking a helicopter trip?

New York City is a vibrant place with a huge number of iconic landmarks that are a must see for every tourist. The only problem is that there is so much to see and absorb that you just can’t do it all in one short trip. The best way to make the most of your time in NYC is to book a helicopter tour that gives you the best experience by seeing the most important landmarks of the city, such as:

  • The Statue of Liberty
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Yankee Stadium
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • One World Trade Center
  • Empire State Building
  • The Metropolitan Museum
  • The Vessel

What makes the Statue of Liberty so memorable?

The Statue of Liberty is one of the greatest symbols of peace and freedom in the world. It was a gift to America from France in 1886. At a height of around 152 feet and weight of about 450,000 lbs, this is one of the world’s largest statues. You can see it from most places in New York, and Battery Park on the south side of Manhattan offers a great view. But if you really want to catch breathtaking views of the structure, the best way is to book yourself on a helicopter tour. This way, you avoid the mad crowds that always surround the Statue of Liberty, while getting the best view of the landmark.

What makes the George Washington Bridge unique?

A tour of the George Washington bridge can be an exciting one due to a lot of reasons, such as:

  • It has the world’s largest free flying United States flag, located under the upper arch of New Jersey tower. It drapes for a vertical height of 90 feet.
  • The bridge is the world’s only 14 lane suspension bridge.
  • It is designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers and is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.
  • The bridge acts as a link between two famous and historic military sites.

Why seeing the One World Trade Center is a Must

The One World Trade Center is a memorial dedicated to the almost 3,000 people that lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks and a monument to American freedom. Some of the features that make the One World Trade Center an amazing place to visit are:

  • It has an 18-piece spire and rises to a height of 1,776 meters.
  • The building consists of nearly 40,000 metric tons of steel and 49,000 cubic yards of concrete, which amounts to roughly 200 miles of city sidewalk.
  • The edges of the building form eight isosceles triangles and the base is cubic in shape. The building forms a perfect octagon near its middle.
  • When the sun moves across the sky or people move around the tower, the surfaces look like an ever-changing kaleidoscope.
  • The building gives the effect of a crystalline structure that shows a display of captured and refracted light.

Why is the Empire State Building so famous?

The Empire State Building was named after the popular nickname for NYC, “Empire State.” The building was designed by architects Shreve, Lamb and Harmon Associates and was built at a time when there was a global race to make the tallest building in the world. The Empire State Building won this race and kept the title of the world’s tallest building for quite a long time.

To add to its existing fame, the building has been shown in famous movies like Hancock, Elf, King Kong, An Affair to Remember, Sleepless in Seattle, The Amazing Spiderman and Independence Day.

Currently, it is the tallest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building in the United States.

Why is the Brooklyn Bridge considered so iconic of NYC?

Some interesting things that you should know about the Brooklyn Bridge are:

  • It connects the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan and spans the East River.
  • The bridge covers a distance of 1,595.5 feet and is at a height of 276 feet above mean high water.
  • It is the world’s first steel suspension bridge and the first fixed crossing across the East River.
  • The Brooklyn Bridge is also one of the oldest roadway bridges in the United States.
  • Owning to its popularity, it was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972 and a National Historic Landmark in 1964.