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The Empire State Building is a 102 storey high skyscraper in New York City. At 443 metres high it was the tallest building in the world for over 40 years following its completion in 1931 and remained the tallest construction in New York until the World Trade Centre was erected in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Centre in 2001 the Empire State Building once again became the tallest skyscraper in the city. It is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. It is possible to visit the Empire State Building 365 days a years and there are a range of different ticket options available, full details are available on the website. There lifts do not go to the top of the building in a single journey but instead visitors have to disembark and enter a different lift to continue their journey upwards. There are observation decks on the 86th floor (320 metres) and on the 102nd floor.