5th Avenue 305
New York

The Empire State Building is located on Fifth Avenue and is renowned for its role in the famous Hollywood film, King Kong. The building was opened in 1931 and is 450m tall with 102 floors and boasts beautiful views of the whole city. It was the tallest building in the world when it was first erected, however, today, it is the second tallest building in the United States just behind the Sears Towers in Chicago.

The observatory is located in the highest part of the skyscraper and you can visit it by day or night. There are 73 lifts in the building so you will not have to climb the 1,860 stairs to reach the last floor of the building.

The building has starred in a number of films such as Independence Day and Sleepless in Seattle. It was damaged 1945 when an aeroplane crashed into the building causing a minor fire and it has been scaled by the French climber Alain Rober, otherwise known as Spiderman.

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