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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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The nearly completed Empire State Building. (DW: Daleks in Manhattan)

One of the most famous American landmarks and tourist attractions, the Empire State Building was located in New York City.

In 1930, just prior to the building's completion, the Dalek Cult of Skaro occupied one floor of the building. They consulted with construction manager Mr Diagoras, who obeyed their orders willingly, and informed him of their plans. (DW: Doomsday, Daleks in Manhattan) They attached Dalekanium plates taken from the outer casing of Dalek Thay and attached them to the top of the Empire State Building in order to attract gamma radiation and activate the Dalek Factor in the Humans had been abducted, bringing to life an army of Human-Daleks. (DW: Evolution of the Daleks)

In 1966, the dimwitted American tourist Morton Dill observed the Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Vicki landing in the Doctor's TARDIS on an observation deck at the top of the Empire State Building as they attempted to escape the Dalek time machine. The Daleks also landed there for a moment before continuing their chase of the Doctor. (DW: The Chase)

Vicki mention the view from the top of the Empire State Building made her want to go to New York again. (DW: The Time Meddler)

The spire of the Empire State Building is in the path of the atmosphere cleaing fire but is unharmed by it. (DW: The Poison Sky)

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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Official Name
The Empire State Building
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Dimensions
102 stories (86 floors); Floor area: 254,000 m² rentable; 2,768,591 sq. ft. External: 0.8 ha (2 acres)

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The Empire State Building is the tallest skyscraper in New York City. It is located on 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. In the 1930s, the 86th floor of the Empire State Building housed the personal offices of the adventurer known as Doc Savage. One of the more infamous incidents that took place during this time happened in 1933 when a giant mutated gorilla terrorized New York and scaled the side of the Empire State Building. Biplanes succeeded in shooting the creature down, and the body was later recovered by a top secret government think tank known as Project M. [1] In later years, the 86th floor was used as the observation deck and gift shop. In 1941 (date conjectural), British turncoat Death Mayhew attempted to bomb New York City with an atomic weapon using the Empire State Building as ground zero. It was his intent to have a memorial of himself erected on the site where the skyscraper once stood. Fortunately, the famed aviator Janos Prohaska fought with Mayhew inside one of the building's offices and prevented the Nazi sympathizer's plan from coming to fruition. [2]

One of the many businesses headquartered at the Empire State Building was Repli-Tech Industries. Led by the unscrupulous Rex Rogan, Repli-Tech used its advanced genetic research to transform Rogan and the company's board members into human-animal hybrids called the Ani-Men. [3]

Earth-AD

In the continuity of Earth-AD, the Empire State Building survived the Great Disaster of the 21st century, but geological upheaval rendered it structurally unsound. By the era when Kamandi began having his adventures, the Empire State Building was largely abandoned and, like the rest of Manhattan, had been absorbed into the greater Tiger Empire. [4]

Earth-50

In Earth-50 continuity, the Empire State Building was the scene of a fight between the Midnighter and a villain known as the Suicide King. The fight ended with the Suicide King being impaled on the top of the building, while the Midnighter swung away on a safety line. [5]

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  • Doc Savage's office on the 86th floor
  • Observation Deck

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Trivia

  • Although never referenced by name, the giant gorilla that scaled the side of the Empire State Building in 1933 is a reference to King Kong.

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Muppet

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Baby Animal climbs to the top.

The Empire State Building is a 102-story building in the heart of New York City.

In The Muppets Take Manhattan, Kermit the Frog yells from the building's observation deck to prove his dedication to staying in New York and working on the Muppets' Broadway show.

Baby Animal climbed the Empire State Building in a Muppet Babies King Kong spoof in "Piggy's Hyper-Activity Book".

The books Special Delivery, and When Is Saturday? show the building in the skyline.

In the real world, the Empire State Building features a film entitled "New York Skyride," (narrated by Kevin Bacon) which has several movie posters in the waiting area, including King Kong and The Muppets Take Manhattan.

The book What's a Fraggle? features Uncle Traveling Matt in a backdrop of New York City, and the Empire State Building.

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  • Official Empire State Building Website
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GTA

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Rotterdam Tower in GTA IV.

The Rotterdam Tower is a skyscraper on the island of Algonquin based on Manhattan's Empire State Building in Grand Theft Auto IV. At 1454 feet (443.2 meters), it stands as the tallest building in Liberty City.

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The Rotterdam Tower was built in 1930. It dominated the skyline just after another tall skyscraper, the Zirconium Building was built a few blocks away. The Rotterdam Tower was the tallest building in the world, but was overcome by another unnamed skyscraper in another city. The tower got its name from "New Rotterdam", named after John Rotterdam, Liberty City's former name during the 1700s; this is a reference to "New Amsterdam", New York's name during the same period.

Design

Overview

The Rotterdam Tower is an Art Deco skyscraper located in Midtown Algonquin, in The Triangle district south of Star Junction. It covers its entire block, bounded by Garnet Street to the south, Frankfort Avenue to the west, Hematite Street to the north and Denver-Exeter Avenue to the east. The Tower consists of 102 floors (including its pinnacle), the 82nd exterior observatory deck being originally the only one accessible in GTA IV (via the building's main entrance on Denver-Exeter Avenue).

From dusk to dawn, the building is lit by floodlights in the colors blue, white and red, (an inversion of the red, white, and blue seen on the Empire State Building during some American holidays). Due to its great height, the Rotterdam Tower can be seen from nearly all parts of the city.

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, more details are added to the Rotterdam Tower, changes that were prominently featured during "High Dive". The building features a ground lobby that the player can enter; the spire of the building may also be accessed by climbing up a series of ladders. The colored floodlights are pink now, as opposed to the blue, white, and red seen in GTA IV and The Lost and Damned.

82nd floor observatory

This observatory offers fantastic views of the city. There are multiple binoculars to view the city, and ladders on the east and western faces to descend to setbacks slightly below the observatory. The absence of railings on the observatory makes it a hot-spot for suicide jumpers; one helitour pilot mentions that his brother attempted to BASE jump from the 82nd floor, but was stopped by security guards who "were tubby, but they sure could move!" These security guards seem to be absent from the observatory, however.

In The Ballad Of Gay Tony, multiple changes have been made to the observatory. There are numerous signs directing the locations of exits. There is a large neon sign, facing north which displays "Rotterdam Tower: Top of the World", which is easily viewable from Star Junction. The addition of a stairwell on the south-western corner of the observatory allows for players to climb up to the base of the Rotterdam Tower's spire. The stairwell has been complemented by the removal of the four satellite dishes and water towers around the spire's base. Finally, the addition of two ladders on the spire allow players to climb up to the top of the 102nd floor interior observation deck, and the top of the antenna respectively, allowing for the highest BASE jump from a building in game. A parachute is located on the top of the first ladder. There has also been the removal of the two ladders on the eastern and western faces of the building, which in GTA IV allowed players to descend to the immediate setback below.

Despite the height of the building, the observatory is useless for sniping, as pedestrians and vehicles will not spawn on the ground while the player is at that height. The observatory is safe from police, as officers cannot utilize the building entrance; there are no other vectors of escape, however, so the Tower is an inadvisable destination if it lies within the Wanted search radius.

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Security

Due to its importance in the city and America, the tower is guarded by police officers with Carbine Rifles. These officers can be found at the entrance of the building.

Accessibility

The nearest subway stop is Suffolk LTA on the K/C Algonquin Inner Line, in the neighbouring district of Suffolk. The surface exits emerge outside the southern face of the Tower. To access the observation deck from ground level, players can use the entrance on the Denver-Exeter Avenue side of the building. A dangerous alternative means of accessing the observation deck (or higher) is to take a helicopter and bail out at the top.

Glitch

A glitch allows players to pilot helicopters through certain areas of the building, and from there to fly under the map (see Blue Hell). A video detailing how to use this glitch can be found here. By flying under the map, the player can reach and access certain mission-only building interiors.

Trivia

  • Going by its real-life counterpart, the Rotterdam Tower is the tallest skyscraper in any GTA game.
  • There is also an Empire State Building equivalent in the GTA III and Liberty City Stories version of Manhattan, although it is not named in-game.

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

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Empire State Building
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Official Name
Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

First appearance

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History

History of location is unknown.

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Trivia

  • No trivia.

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