In 1988 the Black January Liberation Movement attempted to destroy the Empire State Building but were foiled by John Probe[1].

In 2099 the Empire State Building was surrounded by huge star-scrapers which soared miles in to the air. The perp Whitey and his accomplices were holed up in the building until Judge Dredd judged them[2].

Here is what Judge Dredd: The board game has to say about it:

This one-time symbol of New York in the early twentieth century, now stands in the shadows of Mega-City's new starscrapers. Until recently, the abandoned derelict building was used as a refuge by perps on the run. Now, although still derelict, it has been opened to the public and is worth a visit as the tour includes a reconstruction of Judge Dredd's famous battle with the Whitey Gang which took place there.[3].

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The Empire State Building is a real-world building in New York City.

In the RPG scenario "State of Empire" for Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD tabletop RPG, the players gets a mission to clean out the building from gangs after the Judge Whitey incident[4].


  1. M.A.C.H.1: Airship, 2000AD Prog 13
  2. Judge Dredd: Judge Whitey, 2000AD Prog 2
  3. Judge Dredd - The Game of Crime-Fighting in Mega-City One: Umpty Candy Card Album
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD: State of Empire