Empire State Building

By Daniel Mcgiboney

Architect

William F. Lamb

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Materials

The facing materials on the Empire State Building include limestone, brick and granite. The grid throughout the building consists of steel beams and columns.

Year Built/ Constuction Time

It took 410 days or 15 months to build.

Construction started on March 17, 1930, and was opened on May 1, 1931.

Mishaps/ Setbacks

On July 28, 1945 an Army Air Corps B-25 twin engine bomber crashes into the 79th floor due to foggy conditions, only 2 stories were damaged but 14 people were killed.

Architectural Style

  1. Streamline Moderne

Historically Significant Events

  1. Herbert Hoover turns on the building's lights, officially opening it
  2. New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission declares the building a landmark
  3. Becomes the tallest building in New York again after the collapse of the World Trade Center