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!