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
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Empire State Building again became the tallest building in the New York until One World Trade Center was topped off in April 2012. The building is currently the fifth tallest skyscraper in the United States and the 31st tallest in the world. It is also the fifth highest autonomous structure in America. The Empire State Building is an American cultural icon. It was designed in Art Deco style and was ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The building and its interior are designated marks of the city of New York. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. The building is owned by the Empire State Realty Trust, of which Anthony Malkin serves as CEO and President. In 2010, the Empire State Building underwent a $ 550 million renovation, of which $ 120 million was spent to transform the building into an efficient and sustainable energy structure. The Empire State Building is the highest building with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificate in the United States, which it received in September 2011.