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Wait, so the Empire State Building is 1,472 feet tall instead of 1,454 feet??? Nice.
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Why does the Empire State Building have 103 (more commonly listed as 102) floors? There are no occupied floors between the 86th floor and the 102/103 observation level. Why are "levels" added to represent the mast/spire? I have always been puzzled by this.

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The Empire State Building is 1,250 ft (381 m) tall to its 102nd floor, or 1,453 feet 8 9⁄16 inches (443.092 m) including its 203-foot (61.9 m) pinnacle.[54] The building has 86 usable stories; the first through 85th floors contain 2.158 million square feet (200,500 m2) of commercial and office space, while the 86th story contains an observatory.[54][251] The remaining 16 stories are part of the Art Deco spire, which is capped by an observatory on the 102nd floor, and does not contain any intermediate floor levels.[54] Atop the 86th story is the 203 ft (61.9 m) pinnacle, much of which is covered by broadcast antennas, and surmounted with a lightning rod.[166] The Empire State Building was the first building to have more than 100 floors
Call me crazy, but I hate when the number of stories are misrepresented in buildings (the worst offender, proportionately-speaking, being the Trump Tower, no surprise given Trump's limitless penchant for utter bullshit coupled with his extreme lack of shame)

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The 58-story[27] Trump Tower is 664 feet (202 m) high, making it the 64th tallest building in New York City.[2][181] The top story is marked as "68" because, according to Trump, the five-story-tall public atrium occupied the height of ten ordinary stories.[32][93][170] However, several Bloomberg L.P. writers later determined that Trump's calculations did not account for the fact the ceiling heights in Trump Tower were much taller than in comparable buildings, and the tower did not have any floors numbered 6–13.[112] According to one author, the building may have as few as 48 usable stories.[182] As of 2021, the building's official owner is GMAC Commercial Mortgage, according to the New York City Department of City Planning.[1]
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Why does the Empire State Building have 103 (more commonly listed as 102) floors? There are no occupied floors between the 86th floor and the 102/103 observation level. Why are "levels" added to represent the mast/spire? I have always been puzzled by this.



Call me crazy, but I hate when the number of stories are misrepresented in buildings (the worst offender, proportionately-speaking, being the Trump Tower, no surprise given Trump's limitless penchant for utter bullshit coupled with his extreme lack of shame)



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100% agree. A thousand times I said that 1 floor=1 roof, but nobody on Wikipedia and on this site (and on the other sites) listens to me..... The ESB has 97 REAL FLOORS, the 1WTC has 94 REAL FLOORS etc. I think that the time has come to be more serious about the number of floors in the skyscrapers, but unfortunately I don't believe that the situation may change......
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Fantastic photo. But is it definitively possible to have photos or even a detailed drawing of the interior of the spire to know HOW MANY REAL FLOORS (1 FLOOR=1 ROOF) are there? Thank you.
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The Empire State Building to Celebrate 90 Years
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Apr 29, 2021


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The World's Most Famous Building, the Empire State Building (ESB) will celebrate its 90th anniversary May 1, 2021.


"The Empire State Building, the international icon and symbol of dreams, was a record breaker and trendsetter 90 years ago," said Anthony E. Malkin, chairman, president, and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. "Today she is fully modernized for the 21st century, a world leader in energy efficiency retrofits in the built environment, indoor environmental quality, and on building health practices."

"Since we first opened our doors 90 years ago, the Empire State Building Observatory has been the must-visit for travelers from around the world," said Jean-Yves Ghazi, president of the Observatory. "We've welcomed everyone from the Queen of England to the Queen of Christmas (Mariah Carey) through our doors, and our most important visitors are our Observatory guests from around the world who today visit our brand new, $165 million recreation of our entire experience. With New York reopened as of July 1, we look forward to visits from our fans near and far who can safely travel to celebrate this important anniversary."
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Brand-New Offerings for Visitors


To mark 90 years, the Empire State Building will kick off a wealth of new offerings, with more announcements to be made over the course of the year-long festivities.

Birthday Lighting: ESB's world-famous tower lights will sparkle in white with a special "90" illuminated in the mast throughout the night.

New Historical Tour: The new 90 in 90 Tour will take guests on a 90-year journey in 90 minutes as they explore the building's rich history. Treated as a VIP with their own ESB Ambassador at their side, guests quickly become insiders and go behind-the-scenes at the Empire State Building.

90th Anniversary Collectors' Items: The Empire State Building's gift shop will offer limited edition, 90th Anniversary items available only on-site.

Birthday Giveaway: With the purchase of a Sunrise, Premium or All Access ticket to the Observatory, guests will be gifted a complimentary, celebratory 90th anniversary tote bag.

David Yurman Window Display: In honor of ESB's 90th anniversary, America's foremost luxury jewelry brand David Yurman will launch its new "Empire Collection" of women's jewelry and men's accessories – all inspired by the Art Deco architectural wonder – with a window display in the building's famed Fifth Avenue lobby. The Empire collection will be available exclusively at David Yurman retail stores and on DavidYurman.com.

Sweeping Views with Starbucks Coffee: For the entire month of May, guests who show their Observatory ticket at the 34th Street Starbucks located inside ESB before or after their visit will receive a $0.90 tall, hot or iced coffee and a Starbucks reusable cup while supplies last.
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"Over the past 90 years, the Empire State Building has been the undisputed landmark of the New York City skyline, with its iconic tower lights that shine as a symbol of hope, strength and perseverance," said Mr. Malkin. "We will continue to innovate and push boundaries in technology, sustainability and tourism to ensure that the Empire State Building remains America's Favorite Building for the next 90 years as well."

Images and b-roll of the Empire State Building's archival footage, Observatory Experience, and signature lightings can be found here. With more news and announcements to come, be sure to follow the Empire State Building on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.esbnyc.com/90.
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