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.
The Department of Buildings (DOB) has 75 days from our 9/9/2018 CHALLENGE * filing against 36 West 66th St. to respond--that means news comes after Thanksgiving! In the meantime, as the developer had their recent STOP WORK ORDER lifted, our work, too continues! ...
Thankfully, there are no known reported injuries as of yet, but an excavator flipped over at the construction hole at 36 West 66th Street leading to a partial stop work order for the site. While this accident was within the site, it will just be a matter of months...
Reporter Michael Garofalo reports on the DOB CHALLENGE against 36 West 66th Street in the September 20-26 issue of the West Side Spirit. FULL ARTICLE HERE. Jointly filed by LANDMARK WEST! and neighbors of the 10 West 66th Street Corporation, the challenge was...
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