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 »

Located on Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets in New York City, the Empire State Building is 1,250 feet to the top floor and another 204 feet counting its antenna. It was the world's tallest building when it was ... More »

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According to official records, five people died while constructing the Empire State Building. One was struck by a truck, another fell down an elevator shaft, a third was killed by explosives, a fourth struck by a hoist a... 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 »

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 »

Many New York City tourist websites offer tickets to the top of the Empire State Building, including ESBNYC.com, NewYorkPass.com and Viator.com. Visitors can also purchase tickets in person at the Empire State Building a... More »

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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 »