Cheap Hotels near Empire State Building New York The Empire State Building is a national landmark and is currently the tallest building in New York City (after the World Trade Center twin towers collapsed). Built in 1931, this Art Deco building is located on the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It held the title of the world’s tallest building for more than 40 years and was named after NY moniker, the Empire State. The Empire state has been etched in the imagination of many as a feat of mankind and the triumph of engineering and also through movies like King Kong. In the race for height in skyscrapers between this and the Chrysler building, the Empire State barely nudged the Chrysler out of its top slot and was ultimately crowned with the title after a large spire was added to the top. As a visitor, you can go up to the observation decks and see a bird’s eye view of the city. There is a motion simulator sky-ride theater on the second floor of the building. Check out our fantastic selection of cheap hotels near the Empire State Building in New York!