Skyscraper - The Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, New York, 10118, NY, United States Report
Rating 0
based on 0 reviews


Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building skyscraper is the World’s Most Famous Building.

Open for Inspection Times
No inspections are currently scheduled

With new investments in energy-efficiency, building-wide infrastructure upgrades, public areas and amenities in the final stages the Empire State Building attracts office tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world including Shutterstock, Coty, JCDecaux, Bulova, LinkedIn, HNTB, Agoda (Priceline), Human Rights Watch, Global Brands Group, Palo Alto Networks, Skanska, and World Monument Fund.

Tenants at the Empire State Building enjoy the benefits of The Urban Campus which continues to expand. New components of The Urban Campus include a 15,000-square-foot, tenant-only fitness center; a tenant-only conference center; STATE Grill and Bar, with private executive dining and event space and Tacombi; 8 in-building dining options; and a full complement of tenant services.

50,000 sq.ft. of prime multi-level retail space is available for lease on the 34th Street side of the property. The space is dividable into smaller units and located next to the new 34th Street dedicated Observatory entrance.

The Empire State Building's opening coincided with the Great Depression in the United States, and as a result much of its office space was vacant from its opening. In the first year, only 23% of the available space was rented as compared to the early 1920s, where the average building would have occupancy of 52% upon opening and 90% rented within five years. The lack of renters led New Yorkers to deride the building as the "Empty State Building".
Empire State Building - plan

The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years until the completion of the World Trade Center's North Tower in Lower Manhattan in late 1970. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, it was again the tallest building in New York until the new One World Trade Center was completed in April 2012.

The Empire State Building also has taken a leading role in sustainability, partnering with the Clinton Climate Initiative, Rocky Mountain Institute, Johnson Controls, and JLL to develop an innovative process for a comprehensive energy efficiency retrofit program that will reduce the building’s total energy consumption by 50% and that has led the building to receive an Energy Star rating of 86, placing it in the top 20% in energy efficiency among all buildings measured. Features of the restoration include the Art Deco masterpiece lobby and new Otis Destination Dispatch elevators.

Located in the center of Manhattan, the Empire State Building is central to Penn Station, Port Authority Bus Terminal, PATH, Grand Central Terminal and steps from 17 subway lines.

On July 28, 1945, a B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the north side of the Empire State Building, between the 79th and 80th floors. One engine completely penetrated the building and landed in a neighboring block, while the other engine and part of the landing gear plummeted down an elevator shaft. Fourteen people were killed in the incident but the building escaped severe damage and was reopened two days later.

The Empire State Building - Visit New York's Observation Deck

Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, our 86th and 102nd floor observatories provide unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond. Whether you’re in town for a week or a day, no visit to NYC is complete without experiencing the top of the Empire State Building.

Empire State Building, New York, NY


Official Name

Empire State Building

Other Names 350 5th Avenue
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 350 5th Avenue
Postal Code 10001
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Energy Label LEED Gold
Landmark Status national
Construction Start 1930
Completion 1931
Retrofit Start 2009
Official Website Empire State Building
Global Ranking #33 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #5 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #5 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #3 Tallest in New York City

Original Companies Involved


Empire State Realty Trust

; Qatar Investment Authority
• Past W&H Properties
Developer Alfred E. Smith; John J. Raskob
• Design Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
Structural Engineer
• Design H.G. Balcom & Associates
• (not specified) Post and McCord
MEP Engineer
• Design Strong & Jones Engineers
Project Manager Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
Main Contractor Starrett Brothers and Ekin
Other Consultant
• Vertical Transportation Otis Elevator Company
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation; Sika Services AG

Retrofit Companies Involved

Developer Empire State Realty Trust
Structural Engineer
• Design Gilsanz Murray Steficek
Other Consultant
• Energy Concept Johnson Controls
• Sustainability Rocky Mountain Institute



Facebook   Tweet


Building Information

Built on


Built In :  1931

 Floors number

Total floors/ stories :  103


 Walk score


  Request more Details

 Related properties

Related Properties
residential complex, 520 West 28th, NYC by Zaha Hadid
520 W 28th St New York, NY, New York, 10001, NY, United States
Properties in same Property type
Семейный комплекс апартаментов, Golden Sands
Evpatoria, Simferopol Str., 2, Yevpatoria, Russian Federation
жилой квартал, Shuvalovsky
Moscow, Lomonosovsky prospekt, 29, Moscow, 119192, Russian Federation
  • Flats / Apartments
  • Dwelling Homes
  • Commercial
  • Mixed Use
  • Land Plots

Choose flat [ apartment ] by room number / type

dwell house

Choose dwelling house by type


Choose commercial object by type


Choose mixed-use object by type


Choose land plot by type

You can select the object you are interested by using the Search above

or on an Interactive Map below

Real Estate | Marketplace | Community