Image Credit: Pedro Kummel
Current Status: Completed
Empire State Building Vital Stats
Address: 338 Fifth Avenue (Community Board 5)
Type: Commercial & Office Building
Name: Empire State Building
Construction: Begun March 17, 1930, Completed April, 1931; Officially opened May 1, 1931 when president Herbert Hoover pressed a button in the White House to turn on the lights.
Design Architect: William Lamb of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon
Executive Architect: __
Structural Engineer: Homer Gage Balcom
Developer: Empire State Inc., incl. John J. Raskob and Al Smith
Builder:Starrett Brothers and Eken
Height: 1,454 feet (1,453 feet, 8 9/16th inches) or 443.2m to top of lightning rod; 102 Stories.
– To 86th Floor Observatory: 1,050 feet
– To 102nd Floor Observatory: 1,250 feet
– 102nd Floor to tip: 230 feet
Total Construction Floor Area: 2,248,355 square feet; 208,879 square meters
Site Area: 79,288 square feet; 7,240 square meters
Filed prior to July 2009, there are no Zoning Diagrams scanned for this project.
Superlatives: The Empire State Building is the tallest LEED-certified building in the United States.
The Empire State Building is the only building in New York to twice hold the title of the tallest building in the state.
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LW! loses Appeal
Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department rules against the community on 50 West 66th. The brief decision is HERE. The court upheld the May 6, 2021 decision by Justice Rakower. LW! has been following the development of 50...
Appetite for the Appellate
LW! Lawyers Klein/Slowik head back to court. Mark your calendars, this Wednesday April 6th, 2022! You can tune in to hear both sides of the multi-faceted complaint against 50 West 66th Street as it is argued at the New York State Appellate Division, First Department...
Silverstein Properties Buys, Holds, and Flips Following a competitive bidding war, and a July 2018 purchase with a 5-year sale/lease-back agreement with the Walt Disney Corporation, Silverstein Properties flips the ABC Columbus Avenue Campus for $930M without even...
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