Empire State Building: Geometry and Architecture The Empire state building is located in New York City. It was designed by William F. Lamb and built by the Starrett Brothers. William F. Lamb The Empire state building was built for a competition to see who could build the biggest building in the shortest amount of time. The building was up against the Chrysler Building and 40 Wall Street. It was constructed from 1929 to 1931. The Empire state building has 102 floors with a height of 1,224 feet (373.2 meters). This is what the Empire state building is made out of. Glass mast Concrete Chamfered corner radio Steel mullion Flush window The Empire state building is composed of multiple shapes. The pictures should help. It has a wider base but is essentially a set of rectangular prisms going up the building. Geometry in The Empire State Building 2 Obtuse Angles About 10 Right Angles 1 Line of Symmetry Rectangular Prism The shapes make up a tall pyramid.