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.

Tallest sky scraper in NYC

The Empire State Building is the largest skyscraper in NYC, the 4th tallest in the US, and the 25th tallest in the world. It reaches 1454ft tall. When it was constructed it was the tallest building in the world, and it remained the tallest until 1972.

The Empire State Building Run Up

Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 11:15am-2:45pm

350 5th Ave

New York, NY

More than 400 athletes from around the world charged to the top of New York’s most iconic building at the 37th Empire State Building Run-Up.
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Fetures

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.

History

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.

Festive

Special events are celebrated by colored lights. There are festive windows for each holiday, or if it's around that holiday. All carpets will be changed for each season.

The size

the Empire State Building is still remains the tallest building in New York City. It is still standing 1454 ft tall and finished constructed in 1931.