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Mr Monkey visits the Empire State Building

"You wouldn't catch me getting off an airship that high up!"

Mr Monkey looking up at the TV tower Mr Monkey on the observation deck

Mr Monkey peered up at the TV tower that looms above the observation deck. Before it became a TV tower, it was a radio mast, but it was originally going to be a mooring mast for airships. Al Smith had the interesting idea that he'd be able to park an airship next to the building, and passengers would walk along a narrow bridge to the 101st floor. The only thing that spoilt this plan was the air turbulence at 1350 feet.

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