The construction of the Empire State Building began in March 1930 soon as the Wall Street Crash. More than 3000 brave men often working in great heights are responsible for the completion of the iconic building. In May 1931, the Empire State Building was open for business.
In 1971, the Empire State Building was considered the world's tallest skycraper. It regained it's title after the tragic events of September 11 and the disapearance of the twin towers. The tallest skyscraper in New York is now the One World Trade Center since it's opening in 2015.