|Official Name||Empire State Building|
|Other Names||350 5th Avenue|
|City||New York City|
|Street Address & Map||350 5th Avenue|
|Energy Label||LEED Gold|
|Official Website||Empire State Building|
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|Global Ranking||#24 Tallest in the World|
|Regional Ranking||#5 Tallest in North America|
|National Ranking||#5 Tallest in United States|
|City Ranking||#3 Tallest in New York City|
|• Current||Empire State Realty Trust|
|• Past||W&H Properties|
|Developer||Alfred E. Smith; John J. Raskob|
|• Design||Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates|
|• (not specified)||H.G. Balcom & Associates; Post and McCord; Strong & Jones Engineers|
|Main Contractor||Starrett Brothers and Ekin|
|• Elevator||Otis Elevator Company|
|• Sealants||Dow Corning Corporation|
|Developer||Empire State Realty Trust|
|Project Manager||Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.|
|• Energy Concept||Johnson Controls|
|• Sustainability||Rocky Mountain Institute|
|• Vertical Transportation||Otis Elevator Company|
Empire State Building Environmental Retrofit Tour
28 Oct 2015 – Tour Report
Networking Reception at Empire State Building
26 Oct 2015 – Conference Activity Report
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
Hancock Center Considers Tilting Glass Deck Extension
9 Dec 2013 – Seeking to boost its visitor levels, Chicago’s…
Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
2 Dec 2013 – A recent article from Crain's New York examines…
Empire State Building Installs Green Roofs
21 Oct 2013 – A series of green roofs have been installed on one…
Interview: Anthony Malkin
26 Oct 2015 – Anthony Malkin, Empire State Realty Trust
Interview: The Green Retrofit of the Empire State Building
22 Oct 2009 – Dan Probst, Jones Lang LaSalle
Material-Saving Design Strategies for Tall Building Structures
3 Mar 2008 – Kyoung Sun Moon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A Landmark Sustainability Program for the Empire State Building
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Tall Buildings in Numbers: New York: The Ultimate Skyscraper Laboratory
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV
Tall Buildings in Numbers: World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III
Browse hundreds of other papers published by CTBUH members on a range of multi-disciplinary subjects in the Research Papers Library
Tallest building in the world 1931 - 1972. Preceded by the Chrysler Building and surpassed by One World Trade Center
On July 28, 1945, a B-25 bomber crashed into the north side of the building between the 79th and 80th floors, killing 14 people.
Featured in dozens of films, most notably; "King Kong" in 1933 and 2005.
It took just under 15 months from January 1930 to May 1931 to construct.
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