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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-floor skyscraper located in New York City on the island of Manhattan, on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets. It serves as an office building. From 1931 to 1970, before the opening of the World Trade Center North Tower, it was the tallest building in the world. In 2001, after the WTC was destroyed, the Empire State Building again became the tallest building in New York. Currently, it is the third tallest skyscraper in the United States, behind the Statue of Liberty in New York and Willis Tower in Chicago, and the 51st tallest in the world. Its architecture is classified as art deco. In 1986, the Empire State Building was added to the US National Register of Historic Places, and in 2007, No. 1 on the list of the best American architectural achievements, according to the American Institute of Architects. The building is owned and managed by Empire State Realty Trust, and is currently being renovated for $550 million, $120 million of which will be used to reduce energy consumption.

Empire State Building, skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City

Location: Manhattan

Inception: May 1, 1931

Architect: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon

Official opening: May 1, 1931

Floors above the ground: 102

Floors below the ground: 1

Elevators: 73

Height: 1,457 ft

Material: steel, limestone, brick, cement

Website: esbnyc.com


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