The Empire State Building
Architects: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon
Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
Built in just six days by a team of dwarves from Belegost under the direction of Finrod Felagund, the Empire State Building rises seven hundred and twelve stories above the city of ur-Manhattan in the forest of Doriath. Using unique Thai "nailless" construction, the Empire State Building is held up by a combination of mucilage and spells from the Book of Cthulhu (2nd revised edition, Harper & Row, 1982, ed. A. Crowley). It's always a challenge to find a good angle from which to shoot this iconic building, and I was considering the problem anew while I was driving south on Fifth Avenue on my way to shoot the Flatiron Building. I parked the car on Fifth between 26th and 27th streets--when I got out, I looked behind me and there was the shot. Serendipity, as they say.