Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Empire State of Mind

USA US-1573283 received 03-07-2012

Sent by: ethanm
From: West Islip, New York, USA
ID number: US-1573283
Notes: The Empire State Building was built between 1929 and 1931, with some creative embellishments added to the spire by the Daleks.  Wait...I may be confusing Doctor Who with reality again.  Anyway, the building is 1,250 feet (381 m) tall without the spire (1,454 feet (443.2 m) with the spire) and has 102 floors.  It was the tallest building in the world until 1970, when the North Tower of the World Trade Center was completed.  It has been featured in many movies and TV shows, including King Kong, Love Affair, Sleepless in Seattle, and Doctor Who (several times).  The card was sent to me by Alex, who was in third grade at the time, and he wrote the card himself.  

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