The Empire State Building
The 85 million tourist machine!!!
Visit the Empire State Building.
The Empire State Building has 14 million tourists a year. People call it The $85 Million Tourism Machine. One of New York's most popular attractions. People say it's more than a view, it's the greatest experience they have probably ever had. People can tour up to the 103rd floor, but it can get very expensive. Tickets can cost up to $109 per adult.
The Empire State Building Run Up
Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 11:15am-2:45pm
350 5th Ave
New York, NY
The address is 350 5th ave NY, NY 10118. The construction started in 1929 ended in 1931. The building contains 1,860 steps, 6,500 windows, 73 elevators, and 103 floors. There is a lighting rod at the top of the building and lightning strikes it about 23 times a year.
On Saturday July 28th 1945 a B-25 plane crashed into the Empire State Building between the 79th and 80th floor. The crash killed 14 people and injured 26 others. An elevator operator Betty Lou Oliver surivied a 75 story drop, which still stands as the Guinness World Record for the longest survived elevator fall. To this day, a missing stone in the facade still stands as evidence where the airplane crashed into the building.