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Articles about "Empire State Building"

  • Inside the Empire State Building’s $165 Million Revamp By Sean Keeley | December 11, 2019

    The $165 million renovation of the Empire State Building includes a new observatory and a mini-museum. Learn more about the new additions to one of NYC's most iconic buildings.

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  • Friday Quiz - Which Cities are Home to the World's Tallest Buildings? By Julia Troy | February 24, 2017

    While NYC is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, not every record-breaking building is in this city.

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  • Chrysler Building #TBT: Happy Birthday Chrysler Building! By Serena Horrigan | May 28, 2015

    This TBT we're celebrating The Chrysler Building, which turns 85 today! Let's take a look at NYC's iconic, and lesser known, Art Deco masterpieces.

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  • This Fall Shop for a Cause By Shwetha Ravishankar | October 07, 2013

    September just wrapped up, while we were all busy making the most of the last summer sun, there were people like Cindy Campbell and her beautiful family who have been working hard to raise awareness about “Childhood Cancer”.

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  • Empire State Building Investors Revealed By Olivia Smedley | September 16, 2013

    Malkin Holdings Law Firm, the company that controls the Empire State building, isn’t looking to give it up just yet. With three unsolicited bids to buy the building up to $2.1 billion dollars, it seems they have something different in mind for the landmark.

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  • Building for Bragging Rights? By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 10, 2013

    The pride of New York City, the iconic Empire State Building, piercing through, and towering high above its peers in Midtown Manhattan and beyond, is in the spotlight once again. This time around the 1,454 feet (including its antenna spire) tall structure is caught in the middle of Manhattan’s skyscraper wars.

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  • Selling a NYC Landmark: Empire State Building IPO Moves Forward By Thomas Faddegon | June 10, 2013

    Last week, stakeholders voted in favor of a plan to sell the Empire State Building as part of an IPO, setting the stage for what might be one of the largest public offerings the real estate industry has seen in years.

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  • The Story of Manhattan: The Elegran Facebook Project By Aby Thomas | May 21, 2013

    Did you know that Manhattan got its name from the word “mannahatta,” which means “the island of many hills” in the Native American Lenape language? Or that the Empire State Building was, for a time, in a competition of sorts with the Chrysler Building to secure the title of the tallest building in New York? Or that Marilyn Monroe’s famous billowing white skirt scene in the 1955 hit movie The Seven Year Itch was filmed on the subway grates at 52nd Street and Lexington Avenue? Well, now you know! And if you now feel like learning more such tidbits about Manhattan, you now have a place to go to—the Elegran Facebook page! Yes, in what is most definitely a first for real estate firms in New York, we have captured some of Manhattan’s most memorable moments on our Facebook timeline. Put away your history texts—now you can check out the story of Manhattan by clicking through our feed on Facebook!

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  • The Empire State Building Could be Publicly Traded Soon By Aby Thomas | March 18, 2013

    The Empire State Building, one of New York City’s most prominent skyscrapers, is now close to becoming a part of a new real estate investment trust, which, if approved by investors, could lead to a $1 billion initial public offering for the iconic building. A recent Reuters report says that Malkin Holdings LLC, the company that manages the Empire State Building, has secured nearly three-quarters of the investor votes it needs to go ahead with the IPO plan that it has been spearheading.

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  • Bloomberg Wants New Skyscrapers To Surround Grand Central By Olivier Fitzgerald | July 13, 2012

    Looks like the big city is about to get bigger. With the Mayor’s time in office coming to a close, Bloomberg looks to make major additions to the Midtown area, particularly in the vicinity of Grand Central Station. Introducing his new rezoning plans at a Community Board meeting this past week, Bloomberg unveiled some serious proposals, including building multiple skyscrapers the size of the Empire State Building.

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