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NYC aerial photos: See breathtaking views of Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, more

By amNY.com staff

New York City can be beautiful from the ground, but it's truly a sight to behold from above.

We took some stunning aerial shots of the city -- from the iconic Empire State Building to Coney Island during the 2016 Mermaid Parade.

Scroll down for some of our favorite shots.

Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Sept. 8, 2016.

Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer

The Statue of Liberty on Sept. 8, 2016.

One World Trade Center

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

An aerial view of One World Trade Center and the lower Manhattan skyline on June 19, 2016.

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Lower Manhattan

Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer

One World Trade stands out above Lower Manhattan at dusk on Sept. 8, 2016.

The Statue of Liberty

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline on June 19, 2016.

The Empire State Building

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The Empire State Building is seen in this Manhattan skyline photo from June 19, 2016.

West Side skyline

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

An aerial view of the West Side skyline of Manhattan and Central Park is seen in this photo from June 19, 2016.

East River bridges

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The Brooklyn Bridge, foreground, and the Williamsburg Bridge are seen in this aerial photo from June 19, 2016.

The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, linking Staten Island and Brooklyn, is seen in this aerial photo taken on June 19, 2016.

One World Trade Center

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

One World Trade Center and lower Manhattan are seen in this aerial view from June 19, 2016.

Lower Manhattan

Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer

An aerial view of Lower Manhattan on Sep. 8, 2016.

Coney Island

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The Mermaid Parade on Coney Island in Brooklyn is seen in this aerial photo from June 19, 2016.

Coney Island

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

An aerial view of Coney Island is seen in this June 19, 2016, photo.

St. George Ferry Terminal

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island is seen in this aerial photo taken on June 19, 2016.

Governors Island

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

An aerial view of Governors Island and lower Manhattan is seen in this photo from June 19, 2016.

Madison Square Garden

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Manhattan's West Side skyline and Madison Square Garden can be seen in this aerial view of Manhattan, taken on June 19, 2016.

Central Park

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Central Park is seen in this aerial shot of Manhattan on June 19, 2016.

Central Park Reservoir

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Manhattan's West Side skyline and the Central Park Reservoir are seen in this aerial photo from June 19, 2016.

United Nations

Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The United Nations, Citicorp building and 432 Park Ave. are seen in this June 19, 2016, aerial photo of Manhattan.