John Jacob Rascob built the Empire State Building because he was competing with other entrepreneurs to construct the tallest skyscraper in the world. His main competitor was Walter Chrysler, who was attempting to build t... More »

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. More » Art & Literature Architecture

The Empire State Building is made of 57,000 tons of steel, 6,514 windows and 62,000 cubic yards of concrete. It took 7 million man hours to build the 365,000 ton structure, which has 73 elevators and 8 escalators to help... More »

The Empire State Building took 410 days to build. Construction began on March 17, 1930, and the opening ceremony took place on May 1, 1931. The pre-construction work of demolishing the existing building and excavating th... More »

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

An average skyscraper is usually a multistory building with an architectural height of at least 100 meters. The average height seems to be increasing with time. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has reporte... More »

The Empire State Building is used for many things including office locations and as a popular tourist attraction. It stands 1,454 feet high and was built in 1931. More »