The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and is 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. Its name is derived from 'Empire State', the nickname of New York. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931. Construction started on March 17, 1930, with an average construction rate of one floor per day.
The Empire State Building finale of Sleepless in Seattle almost didn't happen. The crew was not granted permission to shoot there. It was thanks to director Nora Ephron who knew people that the scenes were saved. In the end they got permission to shoot for six hours. They filmed the scene in the lobby with Annie and the one with Josh walking around the observation deck. The part where Annie and Sam finally meet on the observation deck was shot in Seattle.
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A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad's loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a journalist, Annie who flies to Seattle, to write a story about the boy and his dad. Yet Annie ends up with more than just a story in this popular romantic comedy.