Where: New York, US
Height: 381 m (1,250 ft)
No of floors: 102
Though it is one of the oldest skyscrapers, the Empire State Building still ranks high up, at the 12th tallest man made building standing. It has inspired romantic meetings in film and life, as well as being used as the dramatic backdrop for King Kong's last moment. It is truly an iconic structure.
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