The Empire State Building is 1454.16 feet high, 187 feet wide and 424 feet long. The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world from 1931 until the first World Trade Center was completed in late 1970.
The Empire State Building took just over a year to build. The construction started in March 1930 and finished in May 1931. The cost of the building itself, not counting the land that it was built on, was almost $25 million. When the cost of the land was factored in, the construction cost a total of more than $40 million to build. This was considered a low price even for the decade that the building was constructed in. The construction gave jobs to 3,400 people, many of whom were Mohawk Indians who did ironwork. Since the construction occurred right after the start of the Great Depression, the jobs were badly needed.