My first attempt at building a Gingerbread "House." I chose the Empire State Building because it is an iconic part of New York and a beacon of light during the holiday season. I didn't realize it would be so nerve-wracking a project. I'm just glad nothing broke. It stands at a tad over 20 inches. The real building is 1453 feet, 8 and 9/16 inches. That's a lot of frosting.