"On this day in 1931 construction was completed on the Empire State Building. It reigned as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, until the completion of the World Trade Center's North Tower in 1970. It’s an iconic piece of NYC’s skyline, featuring in classic films like King Kong, books like James and the Giant Peach, and on most of the postcards you can buy in the city. Here are some#fun facts about our beloved building. 1. The lightning rod near the top of the building is..