|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||#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|
|• 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|
|Project Manager||Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.|
|• Energy Concept||Johnson Controls|
|• Vertical Transportation||Otis Elevator Company|
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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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