The Empire State Building is New York City’s beloved landmark. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building until the construction of the World Trade Center in 1970; following the latter's collapse in 2001, the Empire State Building reverted to being the city's tallest skyscraper until that title was surpassed in 2012. As of 2022, the building is the seventh-tallest building in New York City, the ninth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States, the 54th-tallest in the world, and the sixth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.
The Building went through a 165M USD, 4-year massive renovation, with improvements to the air conditioning and waterproofing, renovations to the observation deck and main lobby.
Otis engineered and installed the Empire State Building's original elevators in 1931 – the fastest and most advanced of their day. Eighty years later, Empire State Realty Trust entrusted Otis with the system's modernization. In this webinar, representatives from Otis will walk us through this installation, which is essentially one of the largest and most complex modernization projects that Otis has undertaken in its 169-year history.