Saturday, October 10, 2009
Empire State Building, New york city, USA
The Empire State Building is located at 350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd and 34th Streets) in New York City.
The total height of the building, including the lightning rod, is 1,454 feet. The height of the building from the ground to its tip is usually given as 1,250 feet. The measurement from the ground to the 102nd floor observatory is 1,224 feet and from the ground to the 86th floor observatory is 1,050 feet.
The building was actually completed ahead of schedule, taking only one year and 45 days to build.
The building cost $24,718,000 to build (nearly half the expected cost because of the Great Depression). Including the property on which the building sits, the total cost for the Empire State Building was $40,948,900.
There are 102 floors.
There are 1,860 steps from street level to 102nd floor
There are 6,500 windows.
It took 57,000 tons of steel to construct the steel skeleton.