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Old Posted Mar 31, 2010, 12:57 PM
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^ Yeah, it's a shame when people resort to this...


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/ny...l?ref=nyregion
Man Dies in Leap Off Empire State Building

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A 21-year-old man leapt to his death from an observation deck of the Empire State Building on Tuesday, the police said.

The man, whose name was not released, got a running start and cleared a barrier on the observation deck, on the 86th floor, about 6:15 p.m., the police said.
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^^^That's tragic...I feel sorry for the poor kid.
He must have been going through some terrible times.



On a lighter note here's a short article from today's NYTimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/di...ef=todayspaper
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It’s hard to believe the cocktail lounge that opened in the Empire State Building on March 29 is brand new because it looks so right. At 3,500 square feet of brushed stainless steel, a generous curved marble bar, tufted banquettes, glass-topped tables and Art Deco chandeliers, it accommodates up to 150 people in sophisticated style in a former postal substation at street level.

And I didn't even know that postal station had closed.
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http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/...ty_studen.html

Man who leaped to death from Empire State Building ID'd as Yale University student

BY Matthew Lysiak
March 31st 2010

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The Yale college student who plunged off the Empire State Building planned the desperate act in advance, cop sources said.

He apologized for turning to suicide and wrote he planned to jump from either the George Washington Bridge or the Empire State.

There were seven people on the landmark building's observation deck when Dabaghi climbed the safety barrier, police said. One person tried to talk to him down but Dabaghi would not listen, cops said.

It's still unclear how Dabaghi got past the 10-foot-high spiked fence ringing the Empire State Building's observation deck.

I didn't post the gory details from the article. Such a shame when people do this, and someone else could have been killed.
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Such an irresponsible way to kill yourself. If you're suffering so much, end it in a place where your remains won't be visible to tourists and children...
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^^^That's tragic...I feel sorry for the poor kid.
He must have been going through some terrible times.
Unfortunately it seems like a lot are these days.
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Has anyone ever taken shots from the observation deck using a tilt-shift lens? The effect would be INCREDIBLE.

Well, thinking about it, they might be better if taken from a window mid-way, a third-way up the building.
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Happy birthday! The Empire State Building is 79 years old today!

On May 1, 1931 it has been opened!
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Happy birthday! The Empire State Building is 79 years old today!

On May 1, 1931 it has been opened!
imagine that, in 2031 we will have a 100(!) year old supertall!
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imagine that, in 2031 we will have a 100(!) year old supertall!
We're going to have two supertalls that are 100 years old in 2031. The Empire State and the Chrysler.

It's really hard to imagine how old those two buildings are. They were already complete since a few years when World War II occured (1939-45).
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A somewhat belated Happy Birthday goes out to Empire State here! I can't wait to visit
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I have always loved that tower and everytime I go to NYC I just have to go to the observation deck. I might check out the Rock obser. also this time.
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The Rock observatory is amazing. I actually like it more than the Empire State Building and that is saying a lot because the Empire is my favorite building. I think it has to do with the fact that the observatory is larger on the Rock and its glass around, no metal fence, as well as you can actually see the Empire State Building!

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The CTBUH lists the antenna height of the ESB as 443.2 meters / 1454 feet, but I have heard that the antenna has been increased to 448.7 m / 1472 feet. This would have been done a few years ago, and I am sort of doubting that it's true. Does anyone know anything about this?

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I think at one point it was 1,472 feet... maybe after September 11th and then I think it was reduced back to 1,454 feet once the Conde Naste antenna was installed.

Not entirely sure though. I vaguely remember the 90's for some reason though... like maybe it was 1,472 feet in the 90's, anyway I don't know, but I know at one point it was 1,472 and then reduced.
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