Even though we have watched numerous films in which the Empire State Building is destroyed by a variety of different characters (such as King Kong and the Aliens on Independence Day), it still stands with all its majesty on the 5th Avenue and 34th street. With its 443 meters, the Empire State is the city’s tallest building of New York (it was the tallest in the world between 1932-1977) and both a City and a National Historic Landmark. The name Empire State is a reference to the nickname by which the State of New York was known in the whole country.
>> Buy your tickets for the Empire State.
Built during the “Depression”, the Empire State was the result of a competition between Walter Chrysler (Chrysler Corp.) and John Jakob Raskob (creator of General Motors) who competed to build the tallest building. The design was in charge of the architect William Lamb who impressed the Art Deco style to the super modern building.
More than 100 million visitors have visited the Empire State’s observatory since its opening in 1931. Located on the 86th floor, the glass-enclosed observatory provides a stunning view of the “Big Apple” in all directions. Visitors can also walk around it by the surrounding open-air promenade.
One of the building’s most popular attractions is the Sky Ride, a simulator which performs a helicopter ride over Manhattan showing the city’s iconic points.
Due to its architectural and historical value, the Empire State is undoubtedly one of the top five things that must be seen in New York City.
For more information about the Empire State or other New York attractions, contact us and we will gladly send you further material about any subject of your interest. We will e-mail this information at no cost within 72 hours and it will be specific to your requirements.
Located in Bronx, New York City, the New York Botanical Garden is one of the major and best reputed botanical gardens in the United States. The Garden is a museum of world...
Times Square is the intersection of Broadway and the 7th Avenue in Manhattan. It is an area of several blocks that make up the western part of the commercial area of Midtown Manhattan. It...
Even though we have watched numerous films in which the Empire State Building is destroyed by a variety of different characters (such as King Kong and the Aliens on Independence Day), it...