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The Empire State Building is a Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street in the district of Midtown. Inaugurated on first May, 1931, it is threehundred and eighty one meters tall ( for hundred and forty three , with the aerial ) and has one hundred and two floors and seventy three elevators. His architects are Richmond Harold Schreve, WilliamLamb and Arthur Loomis Harmon.

It stood as the world's tallest building for more than 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completedin 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in two thousand one, the Empire State Building again became the tallest building in New York City.
The Empire State Building is currentlythe third tallest skyscraper in the United States (after the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, both in Chicago), and the 15th tallest in the world.

The Empire State Building is acharacteristic building of the New York skyline, and counts among the most famous symbols of New York, in the same way as the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The summit of the building is enlightenedaccording to the various events of the calendar as for example , during Saint Patrick's day the color chosen is the green or too during Valentine's day the color is red.
In the 86th floor, aobservatory opened to the public offers an impressive panoramic view
on New York.
The building contains offices.

The skyscraper appears for the first time to the cinema in the movie King Kong in 1933.It is unmistakably the most famous appearance of the Empire State Building over the big screen.thirty persons are to commit suicide of this building.

 at the end of the Second World war, a bomberB-25 Mitchell crashed in the north face of the building at the level of the 79th floor. Forteen persons perished in accident.
For the visit :
nineteen dollars for a observatory and fifteen dollars...
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