See the City From Above at the Empire State Building
The Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City is a 102 floor Art Deco skyscraper. It was plotted by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, and constructed throughout 1930 and 1931. The term originated from “Empire State,” the New York state’s nickname. The structure has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m), and a total height of 1,454 feet (443.2 m), together with the antenna. This is a famous structure for a variety of reasons. This was designed during the great depression, in record time.
Architecture, height, and observation decks from the Art Deco building have made it a popular attractive destination. The 86th and 102nd-floor observatories of the building are visited yearly by about 4 million domestic and international tourists; an adjacent indoor observation deck on the 80th floor launched in 2019. The Empire State Building is an American historic figure: it has been showcased in more than 250 TV shows and films since the 1933 release of the film King Kong. A landmark of New York City, the tower has been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
In 2007 it was ranked first on America’s Favorite Architecture list by the American Institute of Architects. Also, the Empire State Building and its ground floor interior were listed as city landmarks by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1980 and were added as a National Historic Landmark in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
The longest world record held by the Empire State Building was for the tallest skyscraper (to structural height), which is retained for 42 years before it was overtaken by the World Trade Center’s North Tower in October 1970. The Empire State Building has become the world’s tallest man-made building until being overtaken by Griffin Television Tower Oklahoma (KWTV Mast) in 1954, and the world’s largest freestanding building before the Ostankino Tower was completed in 1967.
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