Empire State Building
An icon of New York City, this 102-story Art Deco skyscraper stands 1,250 ft tall. It is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th St. It opened during the Great Depression, and this poor timing led to its unusually large vacancy for such a large skyscraper building. It is currently the fourth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas, and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. It's also home to the most popular outdoor observatories, which are located at the 86th floor and the 102nd floor.At the top of the Empire State Building, there is broadcast equipment for dozens of radio stations and television channels.
- See the tallest building in America (after the tragedy at the World Trade Centers, which is now Freedom Tower)
- Ride the New York Skyride, a virtual aerial tour over NYC through a motion-simulator
For more information, visit the official website at http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/3079108/ns/today/.