I would love to visit the Empire State Building, to see the towering masterpiece in person would just make my day. I want to share some fascinating facts that you can share with your friends and family.
First fact, William F. Lamb was the architect for the iconic Empire State Building. Second fact, construction began on the Empire State Building (ESB) in 1930, it only took about a year to complete, so the building is 87 years old. Third fact, the Empire State Building is located in Manhattan, New York. Fourth fact, the ESB has its own zip code due to its size. (The zip code is 10118). Fifth fact, it reaches a height of 1,454 feet tall and includes 102 floors! Sixth fact, the Empire State Building gets struck by lightning around 23 times a year as a result of the lightning rod on its roof. Seventh fact, It’s named the Empire State Building because New York’s nickname is the Empire State. Eighth fact, this skyscraper took $41 million to build. Ninth fact, the Empire State Building was built because John Jacob Raskob was striving to build the tallest skyscraper in the world. He gained the title for The Tallest Skyscraper in the World after it was opened. The Empire State Building kept that title until 1972, when the World Trade Center was finished being built. Tenth fact, certain murals, and artifacts were damaged or removed and designers wanted to restore the broken or missing pieces, which resulted in a renovation of the lobby actually costing more and taking longer than the original build. Eleventh fact, the ESB rents space to over 1,000 different businesses. The building also includes a variety of restaurants and stores, even a college called The King’s College. I hope you enjoyed these facts about the Empire State Building, and if you are interested in learning more, check out the informational sources listed below.
Sources: Carlson, Jen. “Empire State Building Unveils New Lobby.” Gothamist. 23 September, 2009. Web. 30 October, 2018.
“Lobby.” Empire State Building. 2018. Web. 30 October, 2018.
“Why Did They Build the Empire State Building?” Reference. 2018. Web. 30 October, 2018.
“What jobs are in the empire state building?” Yahoo! Answers. 2010. Web. 30 October, 2018.
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