Empire State Building

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The Empire State Building is a famous skyscraper located in New York City, and the second-tallest building in the city. It is famous for its role in the iconic climax of King Kong, as well as the 2005 remake.


History

King Kong (1933)

An airplane destroyed by Kong crashes into the side of the Empire State Building in King Kong (1933)

King Kong grabbed Ann Darrow and climbed the highest object he could find to escape from his captors, the Empire State Building. Four Curtiss F8C Helldiver biplanes appeared and began shooting at Kong. Kong set Ann down on top of the skyscraper and battled the planes, bringing down one of them. Unfortunately, Kong succumbed to his injuries and lost his grip on the building, plummeting to his death.

Godzilla: The Series

Godzilla sits atop the Empire State Building in the opening to Godzilla: The Series

In the opening of the show, Godzilla climbs up the building. After climbing up, Godzilla lets out a mighty roar, with lightning striking behind him. The Empire State Building is also featured prominently in the background of certain episodes.

Millennium era

Godzilla Final Wars

The Empire State Building can be seen behind Rodan in Godzilla Final Wars

During Rodan's raid on New York City, the Empire State Building could be seen behind Rodan as he destroyed the city by flying past buildings at supersonic speeds. It is unknown if the building was destroyed along with the city or not.

King Kong (2005)

The Empire State Building in King Kong (2005)

King Kong grabbed Ann Darrow and took her to the top of the Empire State Building to observe the dawning day, repeating the sign for "beautiful" Ann had used in his lair, causing a shocked Ann to realize his intelligence. Before Ann was able to attempt further communication, six Curtiss Helldiver biplanes appeared and opened fire on Kong. Kong made his last stand against the planes, downing three of them, only to be hit by several bursts of gunfire from the surviving planes. He gazed at a distraught Ann one last time before falling off the building to his death.

Comics

Gorgo

During Ogra's rampage across New York City, she targeted and destroyed the Empire State Building shortly after destroying the United Nations Building.

Trivia

  • The Empire State Building was the tallest building in New York City and the entire world from its completion in 1931 until the completion of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 1970. For this reason, the World Trade Center was included as the stage for the climax of the 1976 remake of King Kong instead of the Empire State Building.
  • Following the September 11 terrorist attacks which destroyed both original towers of the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building became the tallest building in the city again until One World Trade Center surpassed it in 2012.
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