Detail View: Design Library Image Collection: Empire State Building

Accession Number: 
137088
Order Title: 
Archivision Base Collection--16,370 images
Type of View: 
generalView
View Title: 
Interior, main lobby corridor with an acrylic-panel dropped ceiling before restoration
Date of View: 
6/1/1994
Image description: 
In the 1960s, an acrylic-panel dropped ceiling was installed, covering an ornate ceiling mural and introducing fluorescent lighting to the lobby. Glasswork, such as intricate cast glass fixture lenses that lined elevator banks and side corridors, were replaced over time with acrylic inlays. These were removed in 2010 restoration and the mural restored.
Image Rights: 
¿ Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.
Source Institution: 
Archivision, Inc.
Collection: 
Archivision Base Collection
Culture: 
American
Work Types: 
buildings; multistory buildings; high-rise buildings; skyscrapers
Work Types: 
Architecture; commercial / industrial structures; office buildings
Preferred Title: 
Empire State Building
Agent Display: 
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon (American architectural firm, renamed 1929)
Date: 
2010 (restoration)
Materials: 
steel; Indiana limestone; granite; marble; aluminum
Technique: 
construction (assembling)
Measurement: 
1250 ft (height, roof); 1472 ft (height, with spire)
Locations: 
New York, New York, United States
Location Type: 
(site)
Style/Period: 
Art Deco
Style/Period: 
Twentieth century
Classification: 
Architecture