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What is the Empire State Building used for?

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The Empire State Building is used for many things including office locations and as a popular tourist attraction. It stands 1,454 feet high and was built in 1931.

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What is the Empire State Building used for?
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The Empire State Building contains many leading businesses as a host of office spaces are rented out when available. The building also houses numerous television and radio broadcasting stations. This landmark is home to art galleries, an observation deck for tourists and various museum exhibits. Visitors can also find gift shops, restaurants, cafes, educational programs and, more notably, the Top Deck. The Top Deck is 102 stories high and allows visitors to glimpse sights from more than 80 miles away. The deck can be reached by the historical Otis elevator.

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