11/18/2010 09:54 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

50% Off Vintage Cocktails & Gourmet Snacks At The Empire Room

In 1931, an art deco skyscraper on the corner of 34th and 5th broke records--establishing itself as the world's tallest building while marking Manhattan as the center of design, construction and innovation. The Empire State Building thus became an icon.

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