for many years the empire state building was the tallest
building in the world, many movies used it for some scenes. king
kong fell from it . it also is a tourist site
It's so famous for a few reasons. It was for a long time the tallest building in the world, and it still ranks among the top 10. It is a symbol of superiority for the US and New York over other countries because it shows what we are capable of. Lastly, you get an amazing view of such a beautiful city from the top of the Empire State Building.
From the time it was built in the 1930's to the building of the World Trade Center towers (110 stories) in the 1970's it was the tallest building in the world at 102 stories.
It was used in movies - most notably "King Kong"
With the WTC towers destroyed, the Empire State Building is still the tallest building in NYC.