Donald Trump has sued to get rid of the Empire State Building's management company, saying they've let the landmark deteriorate into "a second-rate, rodent-infested" office tower.

Trump owns half of the 102-story skyscraper, which is leased until 2075 by the Empire State Building Associates partnership. Helmsley-Spear Inc. is the building's managing agent, and the Empire State Building Co. holds a sublease.All three are defendants in the $100 million lawsuit filed Wednesday by Trump Empire State Partners. "They are in default of the lease and we are looking to terminate it," Trump said.

The leaseholders pay $1.9 million a year and gross a reported $85 million from rents.

John Scanlon, spokesman for the building's operators, said they have spent $60 million since 1990 on improvements, including replacing fire alarm systems and windows and renovating elevators.

A hearing was scheduled for March 1.