Empire State Building hosts 3 Valentine's weddings

Published On: Feb 14 2013 02:03:14 PM EST

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As already listed, the three tallest buildings in America are One World Trade Center, Willis Tower and the Trump International Hotel and Tower. Coming in at fourth tallest in the U.S. is the Empire State Building, which despite its high standing at home, ranks only 22nd tallest worldwide at 1,250 feet tall and and 102 floors. When it was constructed in 1931, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world, a distinction it held until the topping out of the original World Trade Center's North Tower in late 1970.

Three lucky couples have celebrated Valentine's Day weddings at the Empire State Building.

The couples won Thursday's weddings by submitting their love stories to the landmark skyscraper's Facebook page.

First up were John Kelly of Plymouth, Mass. and Kari Morey of Yorktown, Va. They knew each other in elementary school and reconnected after 23 years.

Laurie Ann Phillips and Daniel Rosenthal of Washington, D.C. were single parents who met on a blind date. Instead of buying an engagement ring, they bought a house.

Danielle Brabham and Michael Lynch of Miami Shores, Fla. became engaged during a power outage due to Hurricane Isaac last summer.

The couples posed for photos on the 86th-floor observation deck after their ceremonies.


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