Associated Press
This Tuesday, April 30, 2013 photo shows New York's Empire State Building, left, in midtown Manhattan. A legal challenge to an ambitious plan to let the public buy shares in the famous landmark was cast aside on Tuesday in a ruling by a Manhattan judge. Real estate magnates Peter Malkin and his son Anthony are seeking to offer the public shares in their commercial holdings in the New York City area, including the 102-story landmark completed in 1931. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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