Empire State Building Suicide

9 Jul

She hung her gray cloth coat on the fence at 86th floor of the Empire-state, put down her pocketbook with several dollars and a make-up kit filled with family pictures.

She gave a last gaze to the note, letters were stroked out but still readable, “He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody”

She dropped the note and herself from the observation deck. Both of them came to rest at the same time, only the note was still at desk and her body was lying with serenity amidst the crumpled wreckage of UN limousine.




Inspired by this picture actually,


After jumping from the observation deck, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale plunged over 300 meters down Empire State Building and landed on the roof of a parked UN limousine.

PS : pic taken from here.

13 Responses to “Empire State Building Suicide”

  1. Kunal July 9, 2009 at 7:40 am #

    well written..

    the girl looks so serene even in her death!

    • @nks July 13, 2009 at 6:26 am #

      thanks …!! and that was main reason … i read every thing i found related to her on the internet

  2. Harley Saftler July 10, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    Very sad story, just went up to the top myself yesterday. Any idea on when this happened?

    • @nks July 13, 2009 at 5:44 am #

      long back … may 1st … 1947…

      the actual picture was black&white …

  3. Kido July 15, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    Sad… Very well written, though \…

  4. martinilvr August 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    I wish I knew more about her! I actually found an old article with her pic when she was alive..it looks nothing like her. As morbid as it sounds, she actually looks prettier, here.

    • Sasha February 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

      You’ve actually made me curious, martinilvr. Equally as morbid, I’m wondering where you found that. I’d like to see her before she tragically took her life.

      • Karla April 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

        I am curious, too.

  5. Ayesha September 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    I agree the girl looks so serene. And that was a really well written piece!

  6. Jon January 5, 2010 at 3:40 am #

    I saw this photograff when I was six yrs old and it stuck in my mind. looked for it for yrs till I found it on the net 5yrs ago .A 48yr search over. it has been on my wall ever sence it was nice to read and to find Eve”s name. one report by a policeman said he saw a white scarf slowly gentley falling to the ground when he heard A loud bang the timing suggests to me the scarf must have been around her collar when she removed her coat it reffed the scarf from her . in her left hand she has a death grip on some flowers very close too her broken but piecefull heart.

  7. car guy April 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    What kind of car was that? Pity…….

  8. kapsunforgettable June 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    Strange … really strage. It inspires you to go for a suicide or atleast give a try.

  9. roger swab August 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    I would a married her

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