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Empire State Building


Height: 443m
Location: New York City
Year: 1931
Empire State Building

Chrysler Building


Height: 319m
Location: New York City
Year: 1930

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Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building
Height319m
Floors77
Year1930
CityNew York City

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The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco--style skyscraper located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood on the East Side of Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue near Midtown Manhattan.

At 1,046 feet (318.9 m), the construction was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It's the tallest brick building in the world using a steel frame. As of 2019, the Chrysler is the 11th-tallest construction in the city, tied with The New York Times Building.Originally a job of real estate developer and former New York State Senator William H. Reynolds, the building was constructed by Walter Chrysler, the head of the Chrysler Corporation, and served as the corporation's headquarters from 1930 until the mid-1950s. The Chrysler Building's structure was characterized by a competition with 40 Wall Street and the Empire State Building to become the world's tallest building. Although the Chrysler Building was constructed and designed specifically for the auto manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for its structure rather than owned it; rather, Walter Chrysler chose to pay for it himself so that his children could inherit it. When the Chrysler Building opened, there were mixed reviews of the building's layout, ranging from views of it as inane and unoriginal to the notion that it was modernist and iconic. Perceptions of the construction have slowly evolved into its now being viewed as a paragon of the Art Deco architectural design; and in 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture from the American Institute of Architects. The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1978, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

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Empire State Building

Empire State Building
Empire State Building
Height443m
Floors102
Year1931
CityNew York City

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The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan in New York .

It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and built from 1930 to 1931. Its name is derived from 'Empire State', the nickname of the state of New York. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building until the building of the World Trade Center in 1970; after its collapse at the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Empire State Building was the city's tallest skyscraper until 2012. As of 2020, the building is the seventh-tallest building in nyc, the ninth-tallest finished skyscraper in the United States, the 48th-tallest on earth, and the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. The website of the Empire State Building, located in Midtown South on the west side of Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets, was originally part of an early 18th-century farm. It was developed in 1893 as the site of the Waldorf--Astoria Hotel. In 1929, Empire State Inc. acquired the website and devised plans for a skyscraper there. The design for the Empire State Building was changed fifteen times until it was ensured to be the world's tallest building. Construction began on March 17, 1930, and the building opened thirteen and a half months afterward on May 1, 1931. Despite favorable publicity regarding the building's structure, because of the Great Depression and World War II, its owners failed to make a profit until the early 1950s. The building's Art Deco design, height, and observation decks have made it a popular attraction. Around 4 million tourists from around the world annually visit the building's 86th and 102nd floor observatories; an additional indoor observatory on the 80th floor opened in 2019. The Empire State Building is an American cultural icon: it has been featured in more than 250 TV shows and movies since the movie King Kong was released in 1933. A symbol of New York City, the tower has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It was ranked first on the American Institute of Architects' List of America's Favorite Architecture in 2007. Additionally, the Empire State Building and its ground-floor inside were designated city landmarks by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1980, and were added to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

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