From a World of Coincidences and Weirdness
NEW YORK – September 12, 2018
In the summer of 1945, a heavy bomber crashed into the Empire State Building (103-story tower in New York) at the level of the 80th floor because of fog.
"The plane attack" caused a fire, 14 people were killed, but the building didn't show the slightest intention of collapsing. Moreover, the very next day its offices were working, as if nothing had happened.
The ESB for ages was considered a champion in height, until it was overtaken by the very towers of the World Trade Center. After September 11, 2001, it again became a reluctant leader, until "rose" other contenders.