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.
Read through our blog below for more information on Supertalls.
While many were hitting the beach to beat the heat last week, LW! had an eventful 3 1/2 hour hearing at the Board of Standards and Appeals regarding 36 West 66th Street (aka 50 West 66th Street) and how it does (but mainly, how it does not) comply with Zoning. You...
LW! Executive Director Sean Khorsandi is interviewed about developers' attempts to take advantage of zoning loopholes to build a Supertall tower at 50 W. 66th Street. Fox5 caught up with Sean outside the Board of Stand and Appeals during LW's hearing last week:
Helen Rosenthal at BSA: “I’m asking the BSA to…take a stand for our community and the zoning guidelines established to protect it.”
Council Member Helen Rosenthal gave testimony before the BSA on August 7 in support of Landmark West! and the community's appeal against the permits for the 50 W. 66th Street proposed development. Her 8/8/2019 e-newsletter highlighted her position (emphasis added): "I...
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