Designers and Builders:Shreve, Lamb and Harmon
Vital Statistics: The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York, NY. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until the construction of the World Trade Center North Tower in 1972, and is now once again the tallest building in New York after the destruction of the World Trade Center in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The Empire State Building rises to 381 m (1,250 feet) at the 102nd floor, and its full structural height (including broadcast antenna) reaches 443 m (1,453 ft and 8 9/16th in). The building has 85 stories of commercial and office space (200,465 mē/ 2,158,000 sq. ft.) The building weighs approximately 330,000 Mg (370,000 tons).
It has a total floor area of approximately 254,000 mē (2,768,591 sq. ft.). The base of the Empire State Building is about 0.8 ha (2 acres), and the lobby is five stories tall. The building houses 1,000 businesses, and has its own zip code. Today, the Empire State Building has 73 elevators in all, including service elevators.
Observation Decks: The 86th floor observation deck offers impressive 360-degree views of the city. There is a second observation deck on the 102nd floor that is open to the public which are one of the most popular observatories in the world.