The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco Skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City and New York State.The Empire State Building has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the SevenWonders of the Modern World. The building and its street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation.