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Empire state building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. Building has a roof height of 380 m and stands a total of 443.2 m tall, including its antenna. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname of New York.

The Empire State Building sits on the site of the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The building, designed by William Lamb of Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon, was completed in just under 14 months, with workmen finishing four and a half floors each week. 

The Empire State Building's art deco design is typical of pre–World War II architecture in New York. The modernistic, stainless steel canopies of the entrances on 33rd and 34th Streets lead to two-story-high corridors around the elevator core, crossed by stainless steel and glass-enclosed bridges at the second-floor level. 

The Empire State Building was the first building to have more than 100 floors. It has 6,500 windows, 73 elevators a total floor area of 257,211 m2.Bbase covering 2 acres (8,094 m2). 

In 1972, the Empire State Building lost its title as world’s tallest building to New York’s World Trade Center, which itself was the tallest skyscraper for but a year.

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