The Empire State Building

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Facts About The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a skyscraper in Manhattan,New York City,USA The building has 103 floors and at roof height is 1250 ft (381 m) tall. The height when including the antenna spire is 1454 ft (443.2.m).The Empire State Building cost $40,948,900 to build. The Empire State Building has 73 elevators and 6,514 windows.There are 1,860 steeps from the lobby to the 102 floor. The name of the Empire State Building came from the nickname for New York. It was often called the Empire State. Today it the 22nd tallest building in the world. The top of the Empire State Building is used for broadcasting the majority of commercial TV stations and FM radio stations in New York City.

More Facts About The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building was designed by William Lamb of the architect firm Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon Associates. The contracting construction firm was Starrett Brothers and Eken. There are 6,514 windows in the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building weighs 365,000 tons. The building is supported by 210 steel and concrete piles. The Empire State Building is topped by a lightning rod. Lightning strikes the building about 100 times a year. After the September 11th attacks it became the tallest building in New York again, but not the tallest in the world or even the U.S. The Empire State Building was built in a lightning fast 11 months.
The Empire State Building's original plans were based on the Reynolds Building in Raleigh, NC. To acknowledge this, the staff of the Empire State Building sends an annual Father's Day Card to the staff at the Reynold's Building.