It’s not just for tourists, the Empire State Building. It’s epic, perpetuated in black-and-white photos and catchy rap songs. Even after years, you get a thrill from seeing it rise above the skyline as you walk down the street or stare across the water from Brooklyn. At night it’s glorious – a game to see if you can tie the colored lights to their meaning. You may never stand at the top, always thinking you live here, you’ll get to it. But maybe you just don’t want to disturb the allure, to turn this icon into just another building to climb.