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BUILDING
 
 
Empire State Building
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DESIGNER
 
 
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
New York
Town
New York - Manhattan
Borough
Manhattan
Address
350 5th Avenue (West 33rd & 3u th Sts.)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1930    
Realisation
1931
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Two Weeks Notice
Directed by
Marc Lawrence
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2002
Cast
Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Dorian Missick, Katheryn Winnick
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  Empire
Directed by
Andy Warhol
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1996
Cast
Building's role
Protagonist
Title
  King Kong
Directed by
Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1933
Cast
Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot
Building's role
Considerable
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Francesco Dal Co, "Spettacolo per tutti; ricchezza per pochi / A show for all; a wealth for few", Casabella 818, ottobre/october 2012, pp. 4-9, 97
"Green Empire State Building", Modulo 352, giugno 2009, "Attualità/Eventi" p. 487
Carol Willis (Ed.), Empire State Building. 21 mesi per costruire il grattacielo più alto del mondo, Electa, Milano 2004
"Le dieci torri che hanno cambiato il mondo/Ten towers that changed the world", Domus Grattacieli/Skyscrapers, supplemento a/supplement of Domus 865, dicembre/december 2003, pp. 22-23 (22-29)
Meridiani 116, marzo 2003 [New York], "Da vedere" p. 177 (176-179)
"La torre e la città/The tower and the city", Domus 840, settembre/september 2001, "Servizi/Features" pp. 36-101
Carol Willis, "La città tra le nuvole/The city in the clouds", Domus 840, settembre/september 2001, "Servizi/Features" p. 39 (36-101)
Nicholas Adams, "Una storia dimenticata: la costruzione dell'Empire state Building/A Forgotten History: the Construction of the Empire state Building", Casabella 666, aprile/april 1999, "Biblioteca dell'architetto" pp. 85-86, 94
Carol Willis (ed.), Building the Empire State. A Rediscovered 1930s Notebook Charts and the Construction of the Empire State Building, W.W. Norton, New York 1998
Domus 789, gennaio/january 1997 [Progettare la sostenibilità/Designing sustainability], p. 89 (87-89)
Judith Dupré, Skyscrapers, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York 1996, pp. 38-39
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 526 [XI. Il movimento organico negli Stati Uniti]
L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui 1, novembre 1930, pp. 14-15 (10-15)
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CLIENT
 
 
John Jakob Raskob (General Motors)
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
building 381 ml.
pinnacle 443,5 ml
Surface
195.000 sqm.
Number
floors 102
windows 6.500
lift 62
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Meyer, Strong and Jones
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STAFF
 
Project
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
 
 
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