The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco style skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, USA. The entire construction project was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and built from 1930 to 1931. The brand’s name is derived from the nickname “Empire State” the name of the state of New York. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m of feet) and stands at a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna.
From 1970 to 2001, the World Trade Center was the tallest building in New York City, surpassing the Empire State Building, which it had previously topped. After the Twin Towers were destroyed in an attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building reclaimed the title of tallest building in New York City. According to preliminary data, the building will rise to be the seventh-tallest building in New York City, the ninth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States, the 49th-tallest in the world, and the sixth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.
In the year 1893, the site of the Empire State Building in Midtown South, in the vicinity of 33rd and 34th Streets on the west side of Fifth Avenue, was developed as the Waldorf–Astoria Hotel. In 1929, Empire State Inc. purchased the property and created a skyscraper design that had not yet been built. Changes to the Empire State Building’s design were made fifteen times until the design was considered to be the world’s tallest building.
Construction began on March 17, 1930, and the building opened thirteen and a half months after that on May 1, 1931. The lack of profits the building’s owners experienced until the early 1950s due to the Great Depression and World War II, despite favorable publicity on the building’s construction, was never publicly reported.