Empire State Building, 5th Avenue - 1932


Aerial photograph of the Empire State Building, looking north from West 33rd Street, Midtown Manhattan. Source: Records of the Army Air Forces, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Text on print: "Copied from negative loaned to Capt. Stenseth - thru Militia Bureau from New York National Guard - June 1932."

The Empire State Building is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue, between West 33rd and 34th streets. It was completed in 1931 and was the world's tallest building until 1970. Its antenna, with 68 meters, was later added in 1950. It has two observation decks. The 86th floor has a 360° outdoor observation deck, while the 102nd floor has a smaller, indoor observation area with windows on all four sides.


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