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 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 »

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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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 »