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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, The Empire State. 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.
The Madison Square Garden Towers are twin 1,400 ft (427 m)-tall residential skyscrapers proposed for construction north of Madison Square Garden in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The project features a complex of seven buildings, including a stadium and a new Penn Station. The cost of the project is USD$ 14 billion. The architects Norman Foster, David Childs, and the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill are designing the project. The owners are Stephen Ross of Related Cos.
Tower Verre, also known as the MoMA Expansion Tower and 53 West 53rd Street, is a supertall skyscraper proposed by the real estate company Hines to rise in Midtown Manhattan, New York City adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art. The building, designed by Jean Nouvel, initially was proposed to stand 1,250 feet (381 m) tall (the same height as the Empire State Building below its mast) and contain 75 floors.