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Sunset as seen from the Empire State Building, New York City.
I realise the image is not as sharp as I would have like, but due to the amount of people I couldn't use my tripod and it was a very cold and windy day at the end of November.
The tower rises to 1,250 feet (381 m) at the 102nd floor, and its full structural height (including broadcast antenna) reaches 1,472 feet (448 m). It was the first building to have more than 100 floors.
It remained the tallest skyscraper in the world for a record 41 years (and the world's tallest man-made structure for 23 years) until the construction of the World Trade Center, and shortly afterwards the Sears Tower. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Empire State Building regained the title of tallest building in New York City, and the 2nd tallest building in the United States.
The building has 6,500 windows, 73 elevators and 1,860 steps to the top floor, but I took the lift!
Movies and TV programmes featuring the Empire State Building include;
King Kong, James and the Giant Peach, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Love Affair, An Affair to Remember, Sleepless In Seattle, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Independence Day, Godzilla: Final Wars, Elf, Futurama, Transformers, The Day after Tomorrow, The Time Machine....the list goes on.
After all, it is an amazing building to visit!

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