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Height: Occupied
373 m / 1,224 ft
 
Height: Architectural
381 m / 1,250 ft
 
Empire State Building Outline
  Height: To Tip
443 m / 1,454 ft
Height: Observatory
373 m / 1,224 ft
Floors Above Ground
102
Floors Below Ground
1
# of Elevators
73
Top Elevator Speed
7.1 m/s
Tower GFA
208,879 m² / 2,248,355 ft²

Facts

Official Name Empire State Building
Other Names 350 5th Avenue
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 350 5th Avenue
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Energy Label LEED Gold
Landmark Status national
Construction Start 1930
Completion 1931
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Global Ranking #22 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #4 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #4 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #2 Tallest in New York City

Companies Involved

Owner W&H Properties
Developer John J. Raskob; Alfred E. Smith
Architect Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
Structural Engineer Strong & Jones Engineers; H.G. Balcom & Associates; Post and McCord
Main Contractor Starrett Brothers and Ekin
Material Supplier
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company

Global News

Hancock Center Considers Tilting Glass Deck Extension
9 Dec 2013 – Chicago

Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
2 Dec 2013 – New York City

Empire State Building Installs Green Roofs
21 Oct 2013 – New York City

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Hancock Center Considers Tilting Glass Deck Extension
9 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Seeking to boost its visitor levels, Chicago’s John Hancock Center Observatory is considering building The Tilt, a glass-enclosed extension of its 94th-floor viewing area…
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Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
2 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
A recent article from Crain's New York examines the finer details of the money-earning potential of including observation decks in significant tall-building construction…
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Empire State Building Installs Green Roofs
21 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
A series of green roofs have been installed on one of New York's most iconic skyscrapers, The Empire State Building. The 1,250-foot (381-meter) office tower now includes…
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Empire State Receives Unsolicited Bids
28 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
One of New York City's largest landlords, Thor Equities, has offered more than $2.1 billion in cash to buy the Empire State Building, the company said on Thursday. It is…
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The Empire State is Going Public
3 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The owners of the Empire State Building have obtained the go-ahead to take the iconic tower public. Investors of the company that owns the skyscraper have approved a plan…
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Shutterstock Moves to Empire State
9 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Shutterstock Inc., the image web-marketplace, has signed an 11-year lease for a new 85,000-square foot headquarters in the Empire State Building. Shutterstock will move…
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Video: Empire State of Lights
30 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
The top of the 81-year old Empire State Building was the setting for a new light show, using an LED lighting system recently installed on its crown. The LEDs feature more…

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How Do You Determine What The Tallest Building Is?
30 Apr 2012 – WCBS

One World Trade Center Rises Above Empire State Building
29 Apr 2012 – The Monocle Daily

Interview: The Green Retrofit of the Empire State Building
21 Oct 2009 – Dan Probst, Jones Lang LaSalle

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How Do You Determine What The Tallest Building Is?
30 Apr 2012 – CTBUH in the Media; WCBS; Antony Wood, CTBUH
One World Trade Center topping the Empire State Building on the New York City skyline revives questions of what determines the height of tall buildings. Executive…
One World Trade Center Rises Above Empire State Building
29 Apr 2012 – CTBUH in the Media; The Monocle Daily; Timothy Johnson, CTBUH
With the media focused on the latest One World Trade Center construction milestone, CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson discusses the complexities of the site, collaboration…
Interview: The Green Retrofit of the Empire State Building
21 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; Dan Probst, Jones Lang LaSalle
Dan Probst of Jones Lang LaSalle is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Dan talks about the…
Material-Saving Design Strategies for Tall Building Structures
2 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kyoung Sun Moon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kyoung Sun Moon from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discussed stiffness-based design methodologies for tall building structures at the CTBUH 8th World…

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Research Papers

Confronting the Question of Demolition or Renovation
Oct 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV

Tall Buildings in Numbers: New York City Scrapers
Jul 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III

Tall Buildings in Numbers: Tallest World Records
Nov 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV

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Confronting the Question of Demolition or Renovation
Oct 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Dario Trabucco & Fava Pablo, Università IUAV di Venezia
Crumbling façades, asbestos, and outdated elevators are often cited as reasons to tear down tall buildings and create new skyscrapers. However, renovating a tall building…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: New York City Scrapers
Jul 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Nathaniel Hollister, Jan Klerks & Antony Wood, CTBUH
New York’s dramatic skyline, over a century in the making, has for years been the envy of cities around the world. From the very birth of the tall building typology, New…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: Tallest World Records
Nov 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Includes records of the tallest buildings/structures according to function and structural material, the highest spaces according to function, and some lesser-known titles…
Greening Supertalls
Nov 2010 – Paul Rode, Johnson Controls; Harace Lin, Taipei Financial Center Corp.
The world’s tallest buildings have always been more about expression rather than necessity or a solution to any problem. Being the visible landmarks that they are, these…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Jun 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have jumped to 349…
BUILDING SYSTEMS AND CONCEPTS - Structural Innovation
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; William F. Baker, SOM
Mankind had always lived close to the ground. During the thousands of years that preceded the birth of the skyscraper, life was limited by a reality of stairs and ladders…

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Trivia

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.