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Empire State Building: Office skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City
The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and built from 1930 to 1931. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname of the state of New York. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building until the construction of the World Trade Center in 1970; following the its collapse in the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Empire State Building was again the city's tallest skyscraper until 2012. As of 2020, the building is the seventh-tallest building in New York City, the ninth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States, the 51st-tallest in the world, and the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.

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President George W. Bush announces major combat has ended in Iraq; U2 spy plane shot down over Soviet Union; Empire State Building dedicated. (May 1)  
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New York’s Empire State Building lights up in tribute to emergency workers

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Empire State Building lights up for first responders battling coronavirus outbreak in NYC

The Empire State Building lit up like an ambulance to show solidarity for first responders during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Empire State Building shines flashing red to honor medical workers amid coronavirus

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Empire State Building closes observation deck on coronavirus fears

The Empire State Building's observation deck has been closed to the public to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmissions, the owner of the iconic Manhattan landmark said on Tuesday.
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Jennifer Lopez wanted Super Bowl halftime show to convey 'women are on top of the world'

Jennifer Lopez explained to Jimmy Fallon why she came out on a replica of the Empire State Building for the Super Bowl halftime show.
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Empire State Building unveils $165 million new look

The Empire State Building's new 80th floor officially opens to the public today after the building's four-year, $165 million renovation. "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil joined CBSN with more..
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Jon Batiste and youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman pay tribute to Empire State Building

For nearly 90 years, the Empire State Building has not only defined the skyline of New York, it has also stood as a symbol of American ingenuity and determination. In honor of the soaring tower’s..
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Jeff Goldblum on his debut in New York City, exploring the world in new show

Acting legend Jeff Goldblum has starred in popular Hollywood movies like "Jurassic Park," "The Fly," and "Independence Day." But it’s right here in the Big Apple where he got his start. Goldblum..
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How skyscrapers around the world measure up to the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building was once the tallest structure on earth. But eventually, architects and engineers in the U.S. and other countries figured out ways to take construction to even greater..
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The Republic Rising: Honoring the Empire State Building

The nation's first Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, and pianist Jon Batiste collaborate in this original composition honoring the Empire State Building
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Empire State Building's long history reveals secret floor, timeless views

As part of our exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Empire State Building renovations, "CBS This Morning" got to visit parts of the building that most visitors never see. "CBS This Morning" co-hosts..
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Secrets of the Empire State Building from the very top to underneath

"CBS This Morning" co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil got to visit parts of the building that most visitors never see
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A look at the newly renovated 80th floor of the Empire State Building

"This is the first time that our visitors get to see New York City on the 80th floor," said Jean-Yves Ghazi, president of the Empire State Building Observatory.
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Empire State Building: 80th floor provides new visitor experience

Workers just finished a massive $165 million renovation of the Empire State Building. On the newly renovated 80th floor, new kiosks are part of the updated experience for visitors, as they go from one..
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"CBS This Morning" to unveil Empire State Building renovations

Join "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday as we unveil the new 80th floor of the Empire State Building and the completion of a four-year renovation to improve the visitor experience. Co-hosts Gayle King,..
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NYC honors Big Bird puppeteer, Sesame Street at 50

Big Bird threw the switch Friday to symbolically light up the Empire State Building in green and yellow to mark Sesame Street's 50th anniversary. Puppeteer Caroll Spinney was honored with a..
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How the Empire State Building became a cultural symbol

The Empire State Building is, at its core, an office building. But the iconic structure inspired creativity and imagination for almost 90 years. Tony Dokoupil reports.
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Why the Empire State Building has a 200-foot mast

New York City’s newly renovated Empire State Building opens to the public Saturday. Tony Dokoupil, who got an exclusive look, looks back at the iconic building’s history.
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Exclusive look inside the Empire State Building's $160 million makeover

The Empire State Building is considered one of the most famous buildings in the world, and from the new viewing platform 1,200 feet in the air, you can see New York City in a whole new way. Since its..
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The crown jewel of the Empire State Building: Renovated 102nd floor observatory opens Saturday

For more than four years, the $165 million renovation of the Empire State Building has been ongoing. Saturday, its 102nd floor observatory reopens.
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See breathtaking NYC views from the Empire State Building's renovated 102nd floor

Members of the media preview the newly renovated 102nd floor observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York.
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New viewing deck opens at Empire State Building

The world-famous observatory atop the Empire State Building has a dizzying new look with floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree windows 102 floors above New York City. The new obsevation floor opens to the..
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2006 QQ23: Enormous Asteroid larger than Empire State Building set to fly past Earth next week

2006 qq23: enormous asteroid larger than empire state building set to fly past earth next week
A giant asteroid larger than the Empire State Building is set to sail safely past Earth next week, according to NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). Known as 2006 QQ23, the enormous..
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Alex Rodriguez on his fall from grace: 'Fell from the Empire State Building'

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