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World Wonder Destination 10: New York, U.S.A

Empire State Building

This is where the race will end, and the winning team will have to get to the top of the Empire State Building using any transportation possible! Any we mean any!

Empire State Building, New York, skyscraper located on 5th Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets, which, when it was completed in 1931, was the tallest building in the world. Because of its elegant stepped design it is often regarded as the ultimate American skyscraper. The Empire State Building consists of 102 stories of office space. There are also public viewing platforms, and a radio and television mast that was added in 1951. Built of prefabricated blocks, it was completed in less than two years, and the construction records that it set in the process have not been challenged since; one 141/2-floor section was erected in a week. Since its completion, the building has become an icon of the American city.

Empire State Building Angle 1, Co-ordinates: 40º44'55,23" N 73º59'08,73" W

Empire State Building Angle 2, Co-ordinates: 40º44'54,08" N 73º59'07,99" W

Empire State Building Angle 3, Co-ordinates: 40º44'55,49" N 73º59'13,38" W

Empire State Building Angle 4, Co-ordinates: 40º44'54,77" N 73º59'10,26" W

In the heart of a busy city. Well designed skyscraper