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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