The Empire State Building in Manhattan, New York City in the United States is 102 stories high and was the world’s highest building for over 40 years. The Empire State Building was completed in 1931. It lost its status as the world’s highest building in 1972 when the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed. This photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo for the 24th of April 2010 on Running Wolf’s Rant. Be on the lookout for daily updates in the Photography and Babes categories.