Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Today's Site From Space - Empire State Building

Today's Site From Space
Empire State Building - Viewed From Space on SightseeBySpace.com

From WikiPedia

The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, New York on the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until the construction of the World Trade Center North Tower topped out on December 23, 1970. It is now once again the tallest building in New York, after the destruction of the World Trade Center in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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 street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimate.[3] On June 24, 1986 it was designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.[4]

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