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11 Fascinating Facts About the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building, the Tallest Building in New York City

The Empire State Building, the Tallest Building in New York City

The 102-story New York City landmark know as the ” Empire State Building” is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street (350 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10118) and was the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1971. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City. Construction of the building was completed in 1931.


11 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

1. 10 million: the number of bricks in the Empire State Building.

2. 410: the number of days it took to build the Empire State Building.

3. 45: the number of seconds it takes to ride the elevator from the lobby to the 80th floor of the Empire State Building.

4. 4: the number of months (from June to September, 1931) that the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building operated as an Air blimp terminal.

5. 9 minutes, 33 seconds: the time it took Paul Crake (winner of the 2003 ESB Run-Up) to race up the 1,576 stairs that lead from the lobby to the 86th floor in the Empire State Building, the fastest time to date.

6. $550 million: the cost of the renovation the Empire State Building is currently undergoing, with $120 million utilized in an effort to transform the building into a more energy efficient and eco-friendly structure.

7. 102: the number of floors in the Empire State Building.

8. 2,768,591 sq ft (257,211 m2): the total floor area within the Empire State Building.

9. 1,454 ft (443.2 m): the height of  the Empire State Building to the antenna spire; 1,250 ft (381.0 m) to the roof; 1,224 ft (373.2 m) to the top floor.

10. $40,948,900: the cost to build the Empire State Building.

11. November 17, 1982: date the Empire State Building was added to the  National Register of Historic Places.

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