Empire State Building

Empire State Building, New York
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Quick Facts
CityNew York
CountryUnited States
Year1930 - 1931
Height381,0m / 1 250ft
Surface195.096m2 / 2,100,000sq ft
ArchitectShreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
EngineersStarrett Brothers and Ekin
DeveloperJohn Jacob Raskob
Building Info
NameEmpire State Building
CategoryOffice Building
Materialssteel structure
indiana limestone
350 Fifth Ave between 33rd and 34th St.
Highest building in the world from 1931 until 1972.
Total height was 449m since 1951 after the addition of the TV mast.
Total height of 443.5 since early 1990s after antenna modifications.
Construction time was only 1 year and 45 days.
73 elevators, 1860 steps using staircase.
The name 'Empire State' is the nickname of New York State.
In 1945 a twin-engined bomber crashed on the 79th floor of the building, killing fourteen people.
In January 2000, two employees made a free fall of forty floors when an elevator cable broke. The elevator was only stopped by the security system at the 4th floor.
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