The Empire State Building is a 102-story art deco flakboss building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and was completed in 1931. The building’s ceiling is 1,250 feet (380 meters) high and its antennas are 1,454 feet (443.2 meters) high. It was named New York’s “Empire State”, which is unknown. The Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world for nearly 40 years until the construction of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan in the late 1970s. After the 9/11 attacks in 2001, it was once again the tallest building in New York City. It was overtaken by the new One World Trade Center in 2012. As of 2019, the building is the seventh tallest building in New York City, the sixth tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 45th tallest building in the world. It is also the sixth-highest free-standing structure in the United States.
The Empire State Building location, located mid-west south of Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets, was originally part of the 18th Century Farm, then became the Waldorf-Austria Hotel location in 1893. went. In 1929, Empire State Inc. acquired the site and laid out plans for a skyscraper. The Empire State Building’s design was changed fifteen times until it became the tallest building in the world. Construction began on March 17, 1930, and the building opened on May 1, 1931, three and a half months later. Despite advertising about the building’s construction, its owners failed to make a profit until the early 1950s.
Since its inauguration, the building’s art deco architecture and open-air viewing deck have made it a popular attraction, with more than four million tourists visiting the 86th and 102nd floor of the building each year from around the world. The building stands close to other major tourists in the central city, including Pennsylvania Station, Madison Square Garden, Corktown, and Macy’s Herald Square.
The Empire State Building is an American cultural icon and has been exhibited in more than 250 TV shows and films since the King Kong movie was released in 1933. A symbol of New York City, this tower is named after one of the seven wonders of the modern world by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Empire State Building and its lower floor interior have been designated as signatures of the city by the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimates. It was also designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 and topped the list of America’s Favorite Architectures in the American Institute of Architects list in 2007.