Empire State Building Disabling Cars?

The New York Daily News reports that the Empire State Building is creating "an Automotive Bermuda Triangle" within a 5-block radius of itself. Apparently, a number of cars have been unable to start after being parked in the area, only to do so immediately once towed a short distance away. The building could also be interfering with remote key fobs. AAA says they recover 10-15 cars from that area every day.

The paper speculates that signals from the building's radio and television broadcasts could be interfering with vehicle electronics. The Empire State Building has experienced a surge in commercial broadcasting since the World Trade Center was destroyed on September 11, 2001.

Empire State Building Co denies the claim, but anecdotal evidence from local drivers, AAA and area residents and doormen supports it. [Via New York Daily News]

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