Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a true New York landmark. A monument to the booming economy of the 20’s (coincidentally, it’s opening coincided with the Great Depression) and the limitless possibilities of life in New York city. The Empire State Building is a monument to the American Dream, in all of its forms and ideals. However, ask any movie-lover and they will tell you that a large majority of this building’s cultural significance comes from the building’s role in King Kong. Both the original movie and several of its later remake dedicate a large amount of time to the scene where King Kong kidnaps Ann and is shot down from the top of the Empire State, toppling to his death. But we all know that the planes didn’t kill King Kong. The Beauty killed the Beast.