The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The building was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and built from 1930 to 1931. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname of the state of New York antenna.
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The Empire State Building is a steel-framed skyscraper rising 102 stories that was completed in New York City in 1931 and was the tallest building in the world until 1971. Its height is 1,250 feet (381 meters), not including a television antenna mast. It is located in Midtown Manhattan, on Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.
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At its top floor, the Empire State Building stands 1,250 feet (380 meters) tall. Counting the spire and antenna, the building clocks in at a mighty 1,454 feet (443 meters). It’s currently the 4th tallest building in New York City, the 6th tallest in the United States, and the 43rd tallest tower in the world.
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Located at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Empire State Building is at the heart of Manhattan. View helpful maps, directions, and transportation info.