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Old Jul 4, 2003, 4:22 PM   #1
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Default Empire State Enigma: Do you know what this is?

Back in the fall I put together a pano of the Empire State building. This week, I was looking it over at 100% and saw what seem to be 2 simulated 35mm film strips near the mooring hooks under the main antenna. I did an uprez of the area and changed the contrast, but I still can't make out just what it is, except that each is about 5 frames. The one on the right seems to be of people.

Does anybody out there know what/why/when this was put there?




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Old Jul 4, 2003, 5:03 PM   #2
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Maybe some sort of ladder ?
Extreem portrait like picture by the way 8).

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Old Jul 4, 2003, 9:34 PM   #3
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Hi Walter...

I seem to remember at one time, it was intended that airships
(dirigibles) would anchor to its "mast" and passengers
would disembark.

Perhaps, this is the purpose of the structure.

Just a guess from "notta nu yawker"

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Old Jul 5, 2003, 6:15 AM   #4
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Well, I know that the structure was supposed to moor blimps. According to the official ESB website, there was only one blimp that docked there. and for 3 minutes only. When a wind came up the blimp 's tail went way down, dumping the ballast water on people severeal blocks away. There was never another attempt to tie up there.

But I am curious not about the structure...What is that stuff that looks like film strips?
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Old Jul 6, 2003, 2:34 AM   #5
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Hmm... I don't know. But perhaps one of the members of the forum at www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/ would know. (I believe I contacted you once about posting a couple of your ESB shots there)
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Old Jul 6, 2003, 5:35 AM   #6
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I posted on CitySkyscrapers, and got the same kind of response. Nobody seems to know what the filmstips are.

I tried posting on the www.esbnyc.com forum on the architecture of the building, but was unable to get my post to "stick." I then noticed that on all of their several forums, the last posting was 12/02.

I did look through all of their FAQ and history of the building, with no reference to the filmstrips.
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Old Jul 6, 2003, 7:42 AM   #7
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maybe it was some kinda promotional thing they had years ago for a film etc
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try www.wirednewyork.com and post a question on the forum there are many knowledgeable people there.
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