Sunday, April 30, 2006

Happy 75th Anniversary Empire State Building

Empire State Building at night

The Empire State Building reflects light from the setting sun in this view looking east in New York City. The iconic status of the Empire State Building, which turns 75 on Monday, has stretched far beyond the confines of New York City to make it one of the world's most recognisable structures -- in the same rank as the Eiffel Tower or the Taj Mahal.(AFP/File/Stan Honda)

The dirigible Columbia failed in an attempt to pick up mail from the mooring mast of the Empire State Building in this Sept. 30, 1931 file photo in New York City, because of wind resistance. The dirigible is shown quite near the mast of the building while below thousands of people watched the attempt. Born in the Great Depression, the building has weathered economic hardship, world war, labor strikes, murder, terrorist fears and yes, even its own plane crash. On Monday, May 1, 2006, the Empire State Building turns 75 years old, a diamond jubilee for New York City's crown jewel. (AP Photo/File)

A view of the Tower from the 86th floor Observation Deck.

Tom Seitz of Cleveland, Ohio, looks at the Empire State Building shrouded in fog in New York, on Jan. 13, 2006. (AP Photos/File, Shiho Fukada)

The viewfinder remains, but the Towers are gone from the view

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