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empire state building

empire state building in Culture

Empire State Building definition

An office building in New York City, over one thousand feet high. Opened in the 1930s, it was for many years the tallest skyscraper in the world.

Note: The movie monster King Kong climbed this building.
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  • He will be leaving his office in the empire state building in about half an hour.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • And now here we are aboard this big baby that feels as motionless as the empire state building.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • The steep ramp of the mountainside upon which we were perched sloped up and cut midway through the empire state building.

    The White Invaders Raymond King Cummings
  • New supplement of 18 photos on empire state building construction.

  • He gestured toward the great apparition of the empire state building so near us.

    The White Invaders Raymond King Cummings

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