Empire State Building
|City, Country||New York, United States|
|JFK International Airport,
New York; La Guardia Airport,
New York; Newark-Liberty International Airport
|Description||The Empire State Building was officially opened on May 1, 1931 as the world's tallestbuilding. It remained the tallest building in the world for 41 years. In 1972, the World Trade Center was built, becoming the world's tallest building until the attacks on September 11, 2001, when the Empire State Building became New York City's tallest building again. It is currently the fifteenth tallest building in the world, but is an internationally known landmark and a popular tourist destination.|
- Located in New York City, the Empire State Building stands 102 stories high - 1,250 feet (or 381 meters) tall, or 1,454 feet (443.2 meters) tall including the spire.
- The Empire State Building got its name from New York's nickname, "The Empire State."
- Currently, the Empire State Building is ranked third in terms of tallest skyscraper in the USA.
- The tallest skyscraper is Willis Tower, followed by Trump International Hotel and Tower, which are both located in Chicago.
- The Empire State Building was the first building to have more than 100 floors.
- The address of the Empire State Building is 350 Fifth Avenue Manhattan, New York 10118.
- The construction of this building started in 1929 and ended in 1931.
- The total cost to build the Empire State Building was $40,948,900.
- The building was designed by William F. Lamb who belonged to the architectural firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon. The Structural Engineer was Homer Gage Balcom and the main contractor was Starrett Brothers and Eken.
- There are 73 elevators in the Empire State Building.
- The building was the World's tallest building from 1931 (when construction was completed) until 1972 (when construction on the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed).
- Qhen the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001, the Empire State Building became the tallest building in New York City again.
- The building is being renovated at a cost of about $550 million.
- Around $120 million has been spent in order to convert the building into an energy efficient and eco-friendly building.
- In September 2011, the building received a gold rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and is the tallest LEED certified building in the USA.
- The Empire State Building has been featured in many movies and television shows. Andy Warhol's silent film Empire, released in 1964 featured footage of the building, and Sleepless in Seattle also shot at the Empire State Building. Other movies with a glimpse of the Empire State Building include West Side Story, Step Up 3D, and The Other Guys.
Last Updated On: December 13,2012