New York Film Locations

 





Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

When Sam Baldwin's (Tom Hanks) wife dies, he decides to move to Seattle with his son, Jonah. When Jonah sees how sad his father is, he calls a radio psychiatrist, who dubs him Sleepless in Seattle cause Jonah says he can't sleep. He starts to talk about his wife and women over the country hear his tale and one woman Annie (Meg Ryan) who lives in Baltimore can't help but fascinated by his tale. Annie despite being engaged can't stop thinking of Sam and soon tries to find all she can about she even goes to Seattle to see him. And once she gets off the plane, Sam who was in the airport to see someone off, sees her and can't keep his eyes off her and tries to follow her but couldn't catch her. Jonah who has been going through the mail that his father has gotten ever since he was on the radio, sees the letter Annie wrote on a whim but didn't send it but her friend did. He tells his father this could be it. But Sam doesn't think he could have a relationship with someone who lives so far away.


The Plaza Hotel, 750 5th Avenue and Central Park South, Manhattan.
  The Plaza Hotel in New York City is a landmark 20-story luxury hotel that occupies the west side of Grand Army Plaza, from which it derives its name.

Website: Official Plaza Hotel website
 

Tiffany & Co Store, 727 5th Avenue and East 57th Street, Manhattan.
   

Empire State Building, 350 5th Avenue and West 34th Street, Manhattan.
  The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper at the intersection of 5th Avenue and West 34th Street. It is 1,250 ft (381 meters) tall.

Website: Official Empire State Building website
 

Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue (btw 49th and 50th Streets) Manhattan.
  Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres btw 48th and 51st streets.

Website: Official Rockefeller website
 

East 35th Street and Madison Avenue, Manhattan.
   

Empire State Building, 350 5th Avenue and West 34th Street, Manhattan.
  The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper at the intersection of 5th Avenue and West 34th Street. It is 1,250 ft (381 meters) tall.

Website: Official Empire State Building website
 

otsoNY Comments: The closing sequence of the film when Jonah and Sam return to the observation deck and finally meet Annie was shot in a warehouse with a replica version of the Empire State Building observation deck.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City and New York State.

The Empire State Building has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The building and its street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimate. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. In 2007, it was ranked number one on the List of America's Favourite Architecture according to the AIA. The building is owned and managed by W&H Properties.

The Empire State Building is the third tallest skyscraper in the Americas (after two Chicago towers the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower) and the 15th tallest in the world. It is also the 4th tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. The Empire State building is currently undergoing a $120 million renovation in an effort to transform the building into a more energy efficient and eco-friendly structure. The building's opening coincided with the Great Depression in the United States, and as a result much of its office space went without being rented. The building's vacancy was exacerbated by its poor location on 34th Street, which placed it relatively far from public transportation, as Grand Central Terminal, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Penn Station are all several blocks away. Other more successful skyscrapers, such as the Chrysler Building, do not have this problem. In its first year of operation, the observation deck took in approximately 2 million dollars, as much money as its owners made in rent that year. The lack of renters led New Yorkers to deride the building as the "Empty State Building". The building would not become profitable until 1950. The famous 1951 sale of The Empire State Building to Roger L. Stevens and his business partners was brokered by the prominent upper Manhattan real-estate firm Charles F. Noyes & Company for a record $51 million. At the time, that was the highest price ever paid for a single structure in real-estate history.

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