The Empire State is the official nickname of the U.S. state of New York. The Empire State Building is located at 350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd and 34th Streets) in New York City. Made of 102 floors, 1252 feet, 381 meters high. opened on May 1, 1931, it was the tallest building in the world and it remained the world’s tallest until 1972. Again after terrorist attacks destroyed the World Trade Center in the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Empire State Building became New York’s tallest building.
The Empire State Building has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Ever since it was built, the Empire State Building has captured the attention, and is one of New York City’s most popular tourist attractions. Offers views from the 86th and 102nd floors.
The Empire State Building cost $40,948,900 to build,( Including the property on which the building sits). The Empire State Building is tiered, or stepped, like an ancient Egyptian or Aztec pyramid. There were as many as 3,400 workers at one time(at peak times) .It took 57,000 tons of steel to construct the steel skeleton. The Empire State Building is mostly filled with rentable space for businesses. No one lives in the building. Official records state that only five workers were killed . more than thirty people have committed suicide from the top of the building. An interest fact about the site of the Empire State Building that it was first developed as the John Thomson Farm in the late 18th century. The Empire State Building remained the tallest skyscraper in the world for a record 41 years and stood as the world’s tallest man-made structure for 23 years. Currently The Empire State Building is the third tallest skyscraper in the United States (after the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, both in Chicago), and the 15th tallest in the world. It is also the fourth tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.