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When visiting New York City, it's just not enough to see what's right in front of you. Look up at the magnificent skyscrapers, serving as cavernous monoliths holding all that pulsating energy within. Wander over to Times Square and be mesmerized by the blinking, flashing, glittering billboards as they command your eyes upward to take notice.

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Start your New York City trip with an elevator ride to the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building (350 Fifth Ave.) for a birds-eye view of the city. From the observation tower, you can see about 50 miles on a clear day. After you have fun identifying landmarks from your lofty perch, check out the visitor center's interactive sustainability exhibit to learn how the building is taking steps toward energy efficiency.
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Girls squeal in excitement at American Girl Place (609 Fifth Ave.), where dolls are decked out in fashionable accessories and can visit the hospital or hair salon.
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