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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LANDMARK WEST! Executive Director was featured in an article in CRAINS NY (linked) alongside colleague Rachel Levy from FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. Since both neighborhoods have similar zoning districts, they are both experiencing some of the...
2018 ended in a flurry, and LANDMARK WEST! met the deadline to file a Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) challenge against 36 West 66th Street (the tower replacing the Jewish Guild for the Blind and Congregation Habonim's synagogue). 2019 begins with the...
It truly is the busiest time of the year! To catch you up on three fronts for West 66th Street: 1) The Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) As promised, LANDMARK WEST! was at the BSA today FILING OUR CHALLENGE against 36 West 66th Street (the tower replacing the...
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