The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and built from 1930 to 1931. Its name is derived from “Empire State”, the nickname of the state of New York.
The Empire State Building is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, between 33rd Street to the south and 34th Street to the north.
The Empire State Building’s opening coincided with the Great Depression in the United States, and as a result much of its office space was vacant from its opening.
Aggressive marketing efforts served to reinforce the Empire State Building’s status as the world’s tallest.
Tallest building today change as often as new buildings coming up in the sky.