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When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from which side of the tower he drops? This is in re: the 1933 King Kong

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I do wonder if this is too much of a trivia question... it's unlikely to benefit future visitors. –  Liath Nov 7 '13 at 11:30
He falls from the Empire State Building.... Or did you want to know where he lands? :P –  Flimzy Nov 7 '13 at 13:48

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Despite the reservations of other users, this intrigued me enough to figure it out :)

If you watch a clip from the end of the '33 film, you can see the approximate camera angle - which I have replicated in the map below...

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From this angle, it appears that Kong was hanging onto the East/South 'corner' of the Empire State Building, which would put his landing point somewhere at the intersection of 5th Ave and West 33rd Street.

It might not seem obvious where he actually landed, but then there is this still from a deleted shot of the fall (which was cut out due to the effect no working properly) which seems to suggest that he actually lands in 5th Avenue.

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Considering this thoroughfare is the better known of the two and was, at the time, known for glitz, glamor and theater, it would make sense for this to be his final resting place - however it is not highlighted in the film.

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Nobby, that is brilliant! –  MJ6 Nov 12 '13 at 4:19

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