Friday, August 21, 2009
Empire State Building
Empire State Building is a skyscraper in New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name derives from the nickname of the state of New York. It was the world's tallest building for over forty years since its completion in 1931 until 1972, when it completed the construction of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. After the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building again became the tallest building in New York City and State of New York.
The Empire State Building has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the modern world. The building and its interior monuments are appointed by the Commission for the Preservation of New York City, and confirmed by the Board of Estimate of City of New York. Was designated as a National Historic Monument in 1986. In 2007, he was number one on the list of favorite American buildings. The building is owned and managed by W & H Properties.