Monday, May 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Empire State Building

Today is the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Empire State Building on the corner of 34th Street and 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The Grand Lady of the New York City skyline was the tallest building in the world from 1931 until 1970, but once again became the tallest building in the city after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. She's gone through a lot in her history, like the tragic plane crash in 1945 and having giant monkeys crawl along upside her. Not to mention having nutcases trying to jump off her like last week.

Long may she reign over New York!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Driving back from New York on Sunday, I heard a guy who works at the ESB on NPR. It was really neat to listen to him talk about how proud he is to be part of one of the most New York of all New York things every day of his life. The day that Sinatra died, they actually lit the whole building up in blue for "old blue eyes," obviously. They change the lighting all the time to celebrate or mark important dates.