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 UWS came out en force today for three and one half hours of arguments on 50 West 66th Street, the 775-foot tower under review by the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). The Department of Buildings (DOB) was unable to produce the official who examined and...
Upper West Siders Say Luxury Tower’s Height-Boosting “Mechanical Void” is Mostly Empty Space – GOTHAMIST
Gothamist article By Elizabeth Kim Dec. 17, 2019 4:11 p.m. Rendering of 50 West 66th Street by architecture firm Snøhetta In a challenge that could affect future applications for luxury skyscrapers in New York City, an Upper West Side preservation group is arguing...
Thank you Gale Brewer for your support as the community's pushes back against excessive mechanical voids at 50 W. 66th Street!
45 West 67th Street New York, NY 10023