The 314-foot R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Building, built completed in 1929 with 21 floors, located in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. was the design inspiration for the Empire State Building completed in 1931.  The staff of the Empire State Building would send a Father’s Day card to the staff at Reynolds acknowledging its kinship to the Reynolds Building.

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