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Empire State Building

(Encyclopedia) Empire State Building, in central Manhattan, New York City, on Fifth Ave. between 33d St. and 34th St. It was designed by the firm of Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon and built…

B-25 Hits the Empire State Building

The Question: I don't ever recall hearing that a U.S. B-52 airplane struck the Empire State Building. Can you point me to an article regarding who, what, why, when and where…

Starrett, Paul

(Encyclopedia) Starrett, Paul stăr´ĭt [key], 1866–1957, American builder, b. Lawrence, Kans. After serving (1903–22) as president of the George A. Fuller Company in Chicago, he opened…

Fifth Avenue

(Encyclopedia) Fifth Avenue, famous north-south street of the borough of Manhattan, New York City. It begins at Washington Square and ends at the Harlem River. Between 34th and 59th…

Chrysler Building

(Encyclopedia) Chrysler Building, in midtown Manhattan, New York City, at Lexington Ave. between 42d and 43d St. The ultimate art deco -style skyscraper , it was…

Hine, Lewis

(Encyclopedia) Hine, Lewis (Lewis Wickes Hine), 1874–1940, American photographer, b. Oshkosh, Wis. Hine dedicated much of his photographic career, which began shortly after he bought…

Bedford

(Encyclopedia) Bedford. 1 City (1990 pop. 13,817), seat of Lawrence co., S Ind.; inc. 1889. Bedford limestone, quarried there and shipped all over the world, was used in the…

Saratoga Springs

(Encyclopedia) Saratoga Springs, resort and residential city (1990 pop. 25,001), Saratoga co., E N.Y.; inc. as a village 1826, as a city 1915. Skidmore College is the largest source of…

Smith, Alfred Emanuel

(Encyclopedia) Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873–1944, American political leader, b. New York City. Reared in poor surroundings, he had no formal education beyond grade school and took…

Penny Drop

The Question: Is it true that if you dropped a penny off the Empire State Building and it hit somebody it could kill him? The Answer: It's a…