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The Empire State Building is a famous skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. It was built in 1931 and was the tallest building in the World until the construction of the original World Trade Center in 1972. in 2012 the Empire State Building got it's lights switched out and put on it's first LED light show to Alicia Keys' Songs Girl on Fire and Empire State of Mind. in 2013 the Empire State Building put on it's first Halloween Light Show to This is Halloween, Ghostbusters, Monster Mash and Somebody's Watching Me the encore was Don't You Worry Child it's website is esbnyc.org and has had many Celebrity Visitors

The site of the Empire State Building, located on the west side of Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets, was originally part of an early 18th century farm. In the late 1820s, it came into the possession of the prominent Astor family, with John Jacob Astor's descendants building the Waldorf–Astoria Hotel on the site in the 1890s. The hotel remained in operation until the late 1920s, when it was sold to the Bethlehem Engineering Corporation in 1928 for an estimated $20m. Following this sale, the property changed hands once more, coming under the ownership of Empire State Inc., a business venture that included famous businessman and former General Motors executive, John J. Raskob, members of the du Pont family, and former New York governor Al Smith, who was tasked with heading the corporation.[15] The original design of the Empire State Building was for a 50-story office building. However, after fifteen revisions, the final design was for an 86-story 1,250-foot building, with an airship mast on top. This ensured it would be the world's tallest building, beating the Chrysler Building and 40 Wall Street, two other Manhattan skyscrapers under construction at the time that were also vying for that distinction.

Demolition of the Waldorf–Astoria began in October 1929, and the foundation of the Empire State Building was excavated before demolition was even complete. Construction on the building itself started on March 17, 1930, with an average construction rate of four and a half floors per week. A well-coordinated schedule meant that the 86 stories were topped out on September 19, six months after construction started, and the mast was completed by November 21. From that point, interior work proceeded at a quick pace, and it was opened on May 1, 1931, thirteen and a half months after the first steel beam was erected. In a ceremony held in Washington D.C., President Herbert Hoover officially opened the Empire State Building to the public, remotely pressing a button that illuminated the building's iconic lights. Despite the publicity surrounding the building's construction, its owners failed to make a profit until the early 1950s. However, since its opening, the building's Art Deco architecture and open-air observation deck has made it a popular tourist attraction, with around 4 million visitors from around the world visiting the building's 86th and 102nd floor observatories every year.[16] Since the mid-2010s, the Empire State Building has been undergoing improvements to improve access to its observation decks.[1]

The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years until the completion of the World Trade Center's North Tower in Lower Manhattan in late 1970. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, it was again the tallest building in New York until the new One World Trade Center was completed in April 2012.

Every Year the Empire State Building synchronizes it's lights with music to LED Light shows

Empire State Building Halloween Light Show-0

Empire State Building Halloween Light Show-0

The Empire State Building's 2014 Halloween Light Show

Empire State Building Halloween Light Show

Empire State Building Halloween Light Show

The Empire State Building's 2013 Halloween light Show

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The Empire State Building's First Lightshow

2018 ESB Holiday Light Show x OneRepublic

2018 ESB Holiday Light Show x OneRepublic

2016 Holiday Light Show

2016 Holiday Light Show

The Empire State Building Lights Up During the 37th Annual Macy's Fireworks Show

The Empire State Building Lights Up During the 37th Annual Macy's Fireworks Show

Empire State Building 2015 Halloween Light Show

Empire State Building 2015 Halloween Light Show

Light Shows