The Empire State Building in New York City is not the tallest building in the United States.
The Sears Tower, in Chicago, Illinois, is the tallest, at 1,450 feet (442 m), with 110 floors.
At the time of its completion in 1974, the Sears Tower was the tallest building in the world, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years.
On July 16, 2009, the Sears Tower was officially renamed Willis Tower.
The Empire State Building is the second tallest building in the country. It rises 1,250 feet (381 m) and has 102 stories.
The Empire State Building was built in 1931 and was the world’s tallest building for many years.