Next to the Statue of Liberty the Empire State Building is the most iconic structure of New York City. The historic office building, which was the world’s tallest building for forty-two years is now celebrating it’s eighty-second birthday amid a battle to make it public. TIME has noted the occasion with a great collection of old photos of the Queen of the Manhattan skyline. Depending on how the legal battle goes to make it public, the day may be coming soon where you can own a share of New York’s most iconic building!
The Empire State Building in 1955