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[Northeastern US][D3] Empire State Building

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Early in the morning, we went back to Manhattan. We landed on the top of the Empire State Building to view the panorama of the just-woken-up Manhattan. The construction started during the Great Depression in 1930 and finished the next year, when there was no computer. This building was the tallest building in the world until 1972, when the World Trade Center became the tallest. After the September 11 attacks, the Empire State Building became the tallest building in New York, and the 2nd tallest in the US. The tallest in the US is the Sears Tower (now renamed to Willis Tower) in Chicago.

The Empire State Building stands on the financial center of the world. It has witnessed the Great Depression last century. Now it's witnessing the new financial crisis in the 21st century. What a vicissitude-experienced building.

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↓↓These pigeons fly to the top of the Empire State Building. Are they called the emperor pigeons?↓↓

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↑↑These pigeons fly to the top of the Empire State Building. Are they called the emperor pigeons?↑↑

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Last edited by Wen at 2009-07-26 09:57:57

Posted at 2009-07-26 09:57:20
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