Elevate your LEGO building skills to a higher level with this Empire State Building set. Located at the heart of New York City, the Empire State Building towers above the surrounding skyscrapers. Construction of the building began on March 17, 1930 and just one year and 45 days later, on May 1, 1931, it was opened for business. The height of the structure was increased in 1950 with the addition of the iconic antenna tower. The tiled baseplate depicts Fifth Avenue and surrounding roads complete with yellow cabs, and the model is finished with a decorative nameplate. 1767 pieces.