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The Empire State Building  

Empire State building is one of the 7 modern wonders of the world. It is a 103 storey building with a height of 1,250 feet. This height excludes 204 feet long antenna. The construction of Empire State building took one year 45 days. The building held the record for world’s largest building for almost 40 years until the completion of First World Trade Center in 1970. The city New York has a nick name the Empire State. Name of this building came from there.

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Fun Facts: –

  • It was the first building in the world with more than 100 floors.
  • There are observatories on both the 86th and 102nd On an average, the building hosts approximately 4 million visitors every year.
  • There are total 1,872 steps from street level to 103rd
  • The official opening of the building took place on May 1, 1931.
  • Till now, more than 30 people committed suicide by jumping off the building.
  • There are a lot of businesses that call this building home. This is the reason why the country has its own zip code, 10118.
  • A total of 3,400 workers were involved in the construction of the Empire State Building. Official records show that five workers died during the entire construction.
  • There are total 6,514 windows in the building.
  • The structure is recognized as a National Historic Landmark by National Park Services.
  • The upper half of this skyscraper remained entirely vacant for most of the 1930s.
  • There are total 73 elevators in the building. Originally there were 64 elevators.
  • On an average, this building is struck by lightning 100 times in a year.
  • William Lamb, an architect at the firm Shreve, Lamb & Harmon was the person who designed the Empire State building.

 

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