“We are looking forward to working with Extenet to provide our enhanced 3G and 4G LTE to customers throughout the Empire State Building—even on the highest floors, “said a Sprint Regional Vice President in 2013 when the network plans were initially announced. “With increasing smartphone usage and surging data demand, we are continually finding solutions to provide excellent wireless coverage inside high-rise and iconic buildings like the Empire State Building, in New York City and nationwide.”
Connecting One of America’s Most Historic Landmarks
The Empire State Building (ESB) is a national historic landmark and one of America’s most iconic and recognizable structures. It was among the first modern skyscrapers constructed, opening in 1931, and was the world’s tallest building until 1973, when both the 104-story World Trade Center in New York and the 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago surpassed its height. Many businesses call the Empire State Building home, including LinkedIn, Shutterstock, and JCDecaux North America.
- 1,454 feet tall (102 stories)
- 4th tallest building in New York City
- 6th tallest building in the United States
- With over 2.58 million rentable square feet, the building has its own ZIP code: 10118
- Hosts more than 4 million visitors annually from every region of the globe
- On a clear day, you can see six states from the observatories: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Delaware.
Extenet has deployed its distributed network throughout the building, including the multi-level basement, to ensure ESB can provide its tenants, visitors, and staff seamless mobile connectivity. Extenet designed and maintains the network, which has been operational since 2014, to accommodate all major wireless carriers and their supported wireless services.