25 facts about Empire State Building
The world's first over 100 floors skyscraper
At the time of its completion, it was the only building in the world with more than 100 floors. It was the tallest building on Earth for 41 years. Construction was record-breaking fast and resource-consuming as 360 thousand tons of materials were needed to finish the work. It is an unquestionable symbol of both New York and the entire USA.
1.The Empire State Building height is 381 meters to the roof and 443 meters with the antenna.
ESB is so high that it allows observing territory of 5 states from the observation deck.
2.It is located in the Midtown district of Manhattan. It is located at 350 Fifth Avenue.
3.It is the 7th tallest building in New York City and 9th in the United States.
It is also 45th-tallest building in the world.
4.The Empire State Building has 103 floors.
5.The building weighs more than 360 thousand tons.
During its construction, 60 thousand tons of steel, 5663 m³ of limestone and granite, 740 tons of stainless steel and aluminum, 10 million bricks were used.
6.Construction began on March 17, 1930 and 3400 workers were involved.
Five workers were killed during the construction.
7.The cost of erecting the skyscraper is estimated at 24.7 million dollars.
8.Construction of the skyscraper took only 58 weeks.
It was an enormous tempo, erecting of the Eiffel Tower, which was far less demanding task took over 113 weeks.
9.The official opening of the building was conducted by U.S. President Herbert Hoover, who illuminated the skyscraper by pressing a button in his office in Washington.
It took 410 days from the start of construction to the official opening.
10.The Empire State Building's electrical wiring length is 692 km, and the water pipes are 112 km.