29 January, 2009

Empire State Building Postcard

The postcard shows the Empire State Building in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. The postcard also shows the 86th-floor and 102nd-floor observation decks that offer 360-degree views of the city, pinnacle and floodlights. The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper and its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York.

Empire State Building Postcard
(PH Wish from Erin O'Brien of NJ)

The Empire State Building rises to 1,250 ft at the 103rd floor, and including the 203 ft pinnacle, its full height reaches 1,453 ft–89⁄16 in. The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years (1931-1972). The building is the 2nd tallest skyscraper in the Americas, 4th tallest freestanding structure in the Americas and the 11th tallest in the world. The Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City and New York State following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001.

SOURCE:
Empire State Building Wikipedia Entry

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