The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York. It's name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for 40 years, until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Built from 1929 to 1931 in the art deco style, the construction was part of a competition in New York for title of "world's tallest building". It is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22-acres in New York City. Now a National Historic Landmark, it was built by the Rockefeller family during the years, 1930 to 1939. It is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan.