You would have gone alone, if I was with you. But, then, you would have known that already. Could be worse, though. This is the building that Tom Cruise was running around the outside of, like 93 stories up, with nothing but a safety line between him and all that empty space.
All that said. Nice pic. They should consider putting it on the brochure.
Nope.. Tall Buildings. Not sure if there's a specific name for it, but I seize up if I get much over three stories off the ground. Climb up to the top of a Giant Redwood..? No problem. Stand on a mountain peak and look around..? You bet.
Not for sure.. I wasn't always that way. We actually lived on the 8th floor of a high-rise, when I was somewhere around pre-school/kindergarten age and I don't recall it bothering me. I did get stuck in the elevator of the building once, for about an hour and a half, but I figure that has more to do with my claustrophobia than this whatcha call batophobia. In fact, it didn't really manifest itself until I was well into my twenties and I have no idea what triggered it. Pretty bizarre, I know, but there it is. There have been several people who have more or less invited me to go up to the top of the arch, in St Louis, but that's a double whammy. Way I understand it, they pack folks into the elevator[s] like sardines and, once you're up there, if there is even the slightest breeze, you can actually feel the damn thing swaying back and forth. So, first of all, I would probably wind up killing everyone in the elevator, trying to get out and just the idea of being in that thing, with it moving back and forth... freezes my blood. Irrational fears, both, but they are mine, so I have adapted my life to deal with them. Which is why I don't go into tall buildings, with the idea of riding the elevator [which I can ride in, as long as they are relatively empty] up past the third floor. Oh yeah... I can't do the glass elevators, regardless. I tried one, once and had to get off on the second floor. Was having a friggin' full blown panic attack.
Fears can be so irrational and hard to understand, but at least yours are ones that you can work around. You would NOT have liked going up in the Burj Khalifa....crammed in an elevator like sardines to the 124th floor. The Burj Al Arab (the one shaped like a sail) has two glass elevators (I rode in both).
The Burj Khalifa is 2,722 ft tall, whereas the Empire State building is 1,454 ft tall and the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower) is 1,451 ft tall. Later, I will be posting a picture I took when we got to go up in the building.