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Empire State Building, Manhattan, NYC
Empire State Building, Manhattan, NYC

About the Empire State Building

Satellite view is showing the Empire State Building, New York City, United States, located at 350 Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets, in midtown Manhattan.

The Empire State Building, the 84 year old iconic building is still dominating the cityscape and it is is both a New York City and a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

The world famous Art Deco skyscraper was designed by Gregory Johnson and the architectural firm Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates and built in just 16 months on the previous site of the renowned Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The Empire State Building opened 1st May 1931, and it remained the tallest skyscraper in the world until 1972 when the World Trade Center opened.

On the 86th-floor of the Empire State Building there is one of the most popular open outdoor observation decks in the world, it offers a stunning 360-degree view of New York City and it's been visited by over 3.5 million people each year.

Empire State Building in numbers:
Height from base to Antenna/Spire 443.2 m (1,454 ft)
Height from base to top 381 m (1,252 ft)
102 floors
Built between 1930 and 1931.

Curiosity: the building's Art Deco spire was originally designed to be a mooring mast and depot for airships. The 103rd floor was originally a landing platform with a dirigible gangplank. The check-in counter was in the 86th-floor observation deck. A particular elevator was supposed to transport passengers from the 86th to the 102nd floor, after they checked in.
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