Ten Tallest NYC Landmarks
#1 Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is the best-known symbol of New York City. It was the final and most celebrated product of the skyscraper frenzy produced by the economic boom of the 1920s. Its completion in April, 1931 on the former site of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, marked the transformation of midtown from New York’s preeminent residential area for the social elite into the commercial center of the metropolis. The landmarked first floor interior contains modernistic details, such as the aluminum silhouette wall, an aluminum mezzanine bridge, and zig-zag ribbed ceilings. All of these symbolically suggest the technological future foreshadowed by the creation of the world’s tallest building.
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