Empire State Building • 1931
2 skyscrapers in NY Empire State Building Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building • This is the Chrysler Building • located in Manhattan, NY • it was built first • it was the tallest, UNTIL The Empire State Building was built in 1931.
Empire State Building • 102 stories tall • landmark skyscraper in NY • built in 1931, it was the TALLEST building until the World Trade Center’s North Tower was built in 1972 • it is once again the tallest in NY now
The Empire State Building is currently the third tallest skyscraper in the United States. after the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, both in Chicago). How Big is it?
Construction Pictures, 1931 http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?trg=1&strucID=131255&imageID=79832&total=47&num=0&parent_id=131032&word=&s=¬word=&d=&c=&f=&k=0&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&lword=&lfield=&imgs=20&pos=3&snum=&e=w
Do you see the Chrysler Building in the background? A worker bolts beams during construction.
Antennas for broadcast stations are located at the top of the Empire State Building.
Empire State Building Facts • How much did the Empire State Building cost to build?The total cost for the Empire State Building was $40,948,900 (building and property costs).
Fast Fact How long did it take to build?One year and 45 days to build. It was completed ahead of schedule!
Cool Facts • How many man-hours did it take to construct?It took 7 million man-hours! • How many people worked on the building?At peak times, there were as many as 3,400 workers at one time.
Fun Facts • How many windows are in the building?There are 6,500 windows. What a lot to clean!
Did you Know? • How many floors are in the Empire State Building?There are 102 floors. • How many steps are there to the top of the Empire State Building?There are 1,860 from street level to 102nd floor.
Did you Know? • What's inside the Empire State Building?It is mostly filled with rentable space for businesses. • No one lives in the building (inadequate bathing facilities). • Also used as a tourist attraction and offers views from the 86th and 102nd floors.
One Amazing Building! • The Empire State Building