Anyway. Once on the island we got our special wrist bands, left all our belongings in a locker that was controlled by finger print (!) walked through another security area where we got puffed by air for some unknown reason. Then we started walking. 344 steps. Starting in a normal staircase, then it got narrower and narrower. At the end we walked up a spiral staircase not more than 60cm wide and not suitable for anyone above 1m80. The crown is tiny so it was crowded with 5 others when we got there and the poor guy who works up there told us he has already been up and down 7 times by the time we got there. Impressive.
We forgot our camera at home so cant share any photos of us red and sweaty on top. Just picture it and we will leave it at that.
We did try to get lunch at Balthazar in SoHo but it was bunged and overbooked so not taking in anyone off the street. Ah well, we will have to book next time. It sure looked good!