ABOUT THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
There’s plenty to discover about the World’s Most Famous Building, from its rich history to its unique design. Dive deeper into what makes this New York icon a can’t-miss experience.
From the start of construction to modern day fame, the story of the Empire State Building is one you’ll never forget.
Intended to be the world's first 100+ story building, construction of the Empire State Building began on March 17, 1930. Construction was completed in a record-breaking 1 year and 45 days.
Beautiful inside and out, the Empire State Building is an architectural marvel beloved across the world.
Across New York City, the Empire State Building’s dazzling lights shine out for all to see. Learn how the ESB will be lit tonight and explore our calendar of upcoming lighting information.
Get to know the Empire State Building, including its spire height and other trivia-ready facts.
The Empire State Building is one of New York City’s true celebrity hot-spots! See who’ve we hosted at the top.
Discover how we’re leading the charge for a brighter future as one of the world’s most sustainable skyscrapers.
Explore resources for teachers and students looking to learn more about the Empire State Building.
The ESB Run-Up (ESBRU) puts runners from around the globe to the test as they race to the building’s 86th floor – more than 1,500 steps! Stay tuned for information about 2020’s Run-Up event.
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