The Famous Buildings in the World

Empire state building

The Empire State Building is a high-rise building completed on April 11, 1931 and is one of the landmark buildings in New York, USA. Located between 350 Fifth Avenue, West 33rd Street and West 34th Street. It is the tallest skyscraper in the world. The Empire State Building is 381 meters high and has a total of 103 floors. After adding a 62-meter high antenna in 1951, the total height is 443.7 meters. The building was designed by Shreeve, Lamb, and Harmon, and it is an Art Deco building. The Empire State Building is both a versatile office building and one of New York City’s tourist attractions, where a large number of visitors line up every day waiting for the elevator to climb to the top. In 1955, the American Society of Civil Engineers rated the Empire State Building as one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world. The New York Landmarks Committee selected it as a landmark in New York City. In 1986, the building was recognized as a National Historic Landmark.

The name of the building was actually inspired by the nickname of the city of New York (the Empire State). It has been the world’s tallest building for 40 years, ever since it was built in 1931 and until the World Trade Center was completed in 1972. Now it is the third-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the22nd-tallest in the world. The building has a distinctive art décor style and a beautiful design. It has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986, the Empire State Building is owned by the 2800 investors in Empire State Building Associates L.L.C. After receiving gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), it became the tallest LEED certified building in the United States.

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