updated 2/2/2006 6:47:30 AM ET 2006-02-02T11:47:30

A New York City man jumped to his death Wednesday afternoon from the Empire State Building in an apparent suicide, police said Thursday.

Lt. John Grimpel said Dovid Abramowitz, 21, jumped from a vacant office on the 66th floor.

Officials discovered his body on a landing on the sixth floor of the building, one of New York's key tourist destinations.

More than 30 people have committed suicide at the Empire State Building since it opened in 1931. The most recent is believed to have been in 2004, when a man jumped from the 86th-floor observation deck of the skyscraper.

It is 1,454 feet to the top of the Empire State Building's lightning rod.

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