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The Empire State Building was a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname of the state of New York. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna.

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The Empire State Building was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and built from 1930 to 1931. The building stood as the world's tallest building until the construction of the World Trade Center in 1970.

During the War of 1996, the Empire State Building was the primary landmark targeted by the City Destroyer and was subsequently destroyed along with New York City.

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  • The Empire State Building was replicated as a fourteen-foot tall miniature and destroyed with successive layers of primacord, gas and explosives while multiple high-speed cameras filmed the destruction from multiple vantage points.
  • The Empire State Building is erroneously situated in the middle of a street during its destruction. In reality the building is positioned in the corner of 5th Avenue and East 34th Street.
  • The explosion that Russell Casse caused by flying his F/A-18 Hornet into the City Destroyer's primary weapon was the same explosion effect used for the destruction of the Empire State Building. The VFX-Team simply turned the effect upside down.
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