This week Seven plays a doco on the Empire State Building in the same week as the anniversary of 9 /11.
The doco marks the 80th anniversary of the iconic building, although that actually took place in May 2011.
The Empire State Building is an American icon. It is perhaps the most recognisable building in the world. It is a cultural landmark, an
amazing accomplishment, and a metaphor for the American dream. Now, as the Empire State Building nears its 80th anniversary, a new building is rising above Manhattan to join it in defining the New York skyline: Tower One of the World Trade Center. This building, which sits just next to the footprints of the fallen Twin Towers, will also have a strong emotional symbolism for Americans. Empire tells the fascinating story behind these two steel giants. How has skyscraper construction changed in 80 years? How has it remained the same? And who are the men and women responsible for bringing these engineering masterpieces to life?
Sydney / Brisbane: 7:30pm Thursday Sept 13
Melbourne : 7:30pm Friday Sept 14 (AFL is 8:30pm).
Adelaide / Perth: check local guides.