Location of Empire State Building– Midtown Manhattan, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Height –1,454 feet ( exact measurement is 1453 feet and 8 inches. or 443 meters.
Designed by– Shreve, Lamb & Harmon
Contractors of Empire state building –Starrett Bros. & Eken
Excavation started on – January 22, 1930 and construction began on 17th march , 1930.
Total time needed to construct this building was approximately 410 days.
Total cost — 41 million US dollar at that time.
Total no of floor –102 floors.
Total steps in stair – 1860 steps from ground to top.
Total area of Empire State Building –80,000 (approx) square feet east-west 425 feet and north-south 188 feet
Total 73 elevators run at a speed of 600-1500 feet/minutes
This building has 55 feet under ground.
Total weight of this building is approx. — 365,000 tons.
Total No of windows -6600.
Antenna height -205 feet and total volume about– 37-38 million cubic feet
Total 57,000 tons of steel was used to construct this Empire State Building.
17 million feets of telephone wire was used to connect entire building telephone system.
3400 workers was working daily. It was constructed before schedule time
This building was planned for business owner and not for housing purpose. 102nd and 86th floor offer spectacle views of New York for tourist.
Two incidents of shooting occurred here –one in February 24, 1997 ( 7 people was shot and one killed and gunmen wounded himself) and another in August 24, 2012 ( one casualty)
Plane was crashed on 28th july, 1945 at about 9.40 am between 79th and 80th floor. 14 people were died. Betty Lou Oliver , an Elevator operator survived after plunge of 75 floor and It is still now Guinness World Records.
Suicides.–total 30 incident of suicides . First incident occurred before its completion by a worker who was dismissed.