Ten Shot, Two Dead Near New York’s Empire State Building

English: Empire State Building from airplane

English: Empire State Building from airplane (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NEW YORK  (Reuters) – Two people were killed and at least eight were wounded in a shooting outside the landmark Empire State Building in New York City on Friday, a New York police source said.

One of the dead was the shooter, the source said, adding there was no apparent link to terrorism.

A white tarp covered what was believed to be a body in front of the entrance to the office building but police declined to confirm if it was the shooter.

“I heard the gunshots,” said Dahlia Anister, 33, who works at an office near the 102-story Empire State Building.  “It was like pop, pop, pop. It was definitely in a bunch.”

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One World Trade Center To Become NYC’s Tallest Building Monday

NEW YORK, NY—  C0me Monday, 1 World Trade Center is expected to become the Big Apple’s tallest skyscraper, when its steel casing surpasses that other famous city landmark, the Empire State Building.

It will reach more than 1,250 feet, just a little past the Observation Deck.

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The Empire State Building Makes A Saintly Slight

The Empire State Building lights up to commemorate many things.  Lately the Grateful Dead and Communist China to name a few.  Now it seems the Catholic Church would like to commemorate Mother Theresa’s 100th birthday.  They requested that the Empire State Building be lit up on August 26th in honor of Mother Theresa’s birthday and were flatly told NO.  No explanation was given and phone calls were not returned.  Hmmmmmm….

So let me get his straight.  We can celebrate the Chinese Cultural Revolution, sex, drugs and rock and roll but the achievements of a woman’s heroic fight against poverty and disease in the slums of India is a no-no?  What the heck is wrong with this picture???  Did somebody wake up on the wrong side of the bed that morning or what!