What Big Apple landmark did King Kong climb in the famous 1933 film?
The Empire State Building
The iconic final battle with King Kong is so memorable that the Empire State Building turned down its lights to salute actress Fay Wray after her death in 2004. Kong’s size is actually a few feet larger in the New York scenes than earlier in the movie. This was done to keep him in proportion to the giant buildings of the city. Like many classic movies, it’s been remade multiple times, with “Kong: Skull Island” debuting in 2017. Long live the King! Source: Mental Floss
The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown, Manhattan, New York City. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center’s North Tower in late 1970.
Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York, until One World Trade Center reached a greater height in April 2012. The Empire State Building is currently the fifth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 29th-tallest in the world. It is also the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. When measured by pinnacle height, it is the fourth-tallest building in the United States.