The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931, the building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname of New York. As of 2017 the building is the 5th-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 28th-tallest in the world. It is also the 6th-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. You can go to the top for amazing views of New York city, however if you are short of time, our recommendation would be to visit the Rockefeller centre instead, the views are almost identical but at the top of the Rockefeller you’ll also get un-interrupted views of the Empire State Building – much more impressive for your selfies!
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