Empire State Building - New York


The construction of this iconic building, located in Midtown Manhattan, started on March 17, 1930, and was officially opened on May 1, 1931. It was the fastest-rising skyscraper ever built and it was the tallest building in the world until 1970, when it was surpassed by the North Tower of the World Trade Center (destroyed in 2001). The Empire State Building is 102 stories high and 381 meters high, plus an antenna, added in 1950, with 68 meters. It contains 63 acres of floor space.


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Empire State Building


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5th Avenue NY


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Mistown Manhattan


Empire State Building NYC


Workers at the time of the construction of the Empire State Building.




Statue Liberty NYC


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elevator lobby



Chinatown NY


Empire State images


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Part of the elevator lobby of the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan (borough) in New York City (photo by Carol M. Highsmith).


Winter NYC



Bethesda Fountain


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Empire State images




Empire State Building looms above Manhattan. Photograph by Carol Highsmith, between 2001 and 2006. Source: Library of Congress.






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