The Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan is one of the most iconic buildings in New York, if not the entire world. And I'm so excited to be here right this moment to the top. The Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building in the world for nearly 40 years from 1931 until 1970. It was overtaken as the tallest building by the World Trade Centre’s North Tower in 1970. It was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It is now the third largest skyscraper in the USA and the 23rd in the world.