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Empire State Building
Empire State Building by David Shankbone crop.jpg
Seen frae a Park Avenue skyscraper (August 2007)
Record hicht
Tawest in the warld from 1931 tae 1970[I]
Preceded biChrysler Building
Surpassed biWorld Trade Center (Twin Touers)
General information
TeepOffice biggin; observation deck
Airchitectural styleArt Deco
Location350 Fift Avenue
Manhattan, New York 10118[note 1]
Construction stairtitMairch 17, 1930; 90 years ago (1930-03-17)[1]
CompletitApril 11, 1931; 88 years ago (April 11, 1931)[2][3]
($645 million in 2020 dollars[5])
AinerEmpire State Realty Trust
Airchitectural1,250 ft (381.0 m)[6][7]
Tip1,454 ft (443.2 m)[7]
Ruif1,250 ft (381.0 m)
Tap fluir1,224 ft (373.1 m)[7]
Observatory1,224 ft (373.1 m)[7]
Ither dimensionslenth (east-wast) 424 ft (129.2 m) width (north-south) 187 ft (57.0 m)[8]
Technical details
Fluir coont103[7][8][9][note 2]
Fluir aurie2,248,355 sq ft (208,879 m2)[7]
Design an construction
AirchitectShreve, Lamb an Harmon
DeveloperJohn J. Raskob
Structural ingineerHomer Gage Balcom[10]
Main contractorStarrett Brothers and Eken
Empire State Building
NYC Landmark
Empire State Building is locatit in New York City
Empire State Building
Location in New York Ceety[11]
Coordinates40°44′54.36″N 73°59′08.36″W / 40.7484333°N 73.9856556°W / 40.7484333; -73.9856556Coordinates: 40°44′54.36″N 73°59′08.36″W / 40.7484333°N 73.9856556°W / 40.7484333; -73.9856556
NRHP Reference #82001192
Significant dates
Addit tae NRHPNovember 17, 1982
Designatit NHLJuin 24, 1986
Designatit NYCLMey 19, 1981

The Empire State Building is a 102-story[7][8][9][note 2] skyscraper locatit in Midtown Manhattan, New York Ceety, on Fift Avenue atween Wast 33rd an 34t Streets.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The Empire State Building is locatit within the 10001 zip code aurie, but 10118 is assigned as the biggin's ain zip code, accordin tae the United States Postal Service.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dependin on the soorce, the fluir coont o the Empire State Building is variously citit as 102 or 103. The soorces citit here aw state 102. See here for a detailed explanation.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Willis, Carol (1995). "Empire State Building". In Kenneth T. Jackson (ed.). The Encyclopedia of New York City. New Haven, CT & London & New York: Yale University Press & The New-York Historical Society. pp. 375–376.
  2. "Historic Construction Projects". generalcontractor.com. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  3. "Made How: Skyscraper". madehow.com. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  4. Rosenberg, Jennifer. "Empire State Building Trivia and Cool Facts". About.com. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
  5. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  6. "Visit NYC Observatory - NYC Tourism - Empire State Building". Empire State Building.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 "Empire State Building" The Skyscraper Center Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat website
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Emporis GmbH. "Empire State Building, New York City - 114095 - EMPORIS". emporis.com.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Empire State Building" SkyscraperPage
  10. "Homer G. Balcom, Engineer, Is Dead". The New York Times. July 5, 1938. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  11. National Geodetic Survey datasheet KU3602. Retrieved July 26, 2009.
  12. "Empire State Building". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. September 11, 2007. Archived frae the oreeginal on August 28, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.