|Official Name||Empire State Building|
|Other Names||350 5th Avenue|
|City||New York City|
|Street Address & Map||350 5th Avenue|
|Energy Label||LEED Gold|
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|Global Ranking||#19 Tallest in the World|
|Regional Ranking||#3 Tallest in North America|
|National Ranking||#3 Tallest in United States|
|City Ranking||#1 Tallest in New York City|
|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|
|• Sealants||Dow Corning Corporation|
|• Elevator||Otis Elevator Company|
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2 Dec 2013 – New York City
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21 Oct 2013 – New York City
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30 Apr 2012 – WCBS
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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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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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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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