Fun Fact 2 The Empire State Building became one of the Modern Wonders of
the World in 1994 when the iconic building was selected by the American
Society of Civil Engineers.
Fun Fact 3: For many years, the Empire State Building was the tallest in
the world. In fact, it was the tallest building in the world for more
than forty years, up until the early 1970's.
Fun Fact 4: The Empire State Building is very tall with level 102
standing at a whopping 381 meters high!
Fun Fact 5: The Empire State Building is one of the most recognized
structures in the world with its incredible architecture and Art Deco
Fun Fact 6: Tourists visit the Empire State Building from across the
world to admire the views across New York and to see the architecture of
this famous structure.
Fun Fact 7: The spire which stands on top of the Empire State Building
measures just over 62 meters making the entire structure approximately
443 meters tall.
Fun Fact 8: The Empire State Building was designed by William F. Lamb of
the Shreve, Lamb and Harmon architectural company who designed the
building in just two weeks!
Fun Fact 9: Originally, the Empire State Building had 64 elevators which
have since been increased to 73!
Fun Fact 10: This was the first building in the world to have more than
100 floors. There are 103 floors in New York's Empire State Building.
Fun Fact 11: The Empire State Building was constructed in 1931, it took
410 days to complete the entire construction which was quicker than any
other sky scraper which had been built prior to this time.
Fun Fact 12: The official opening of the Empire State Building took
place on 1st May, 1931 and instantly became an icon of New York City.
Fun Fact 13: For a period of time, during the Great Depression, the
Empire State Building was nicknamed the 'Empty State Building'. This was
because it took time to fill its office space during this period of
Fun Fact 14: The Empire State Building has featured in many famous
movies as it's one of the greatest symbols of New York City. This
structure can be seen dominating the Manhattan Skyline.
Fun Fact 15: At night, floodlights light the top of the Empire State
Building. Depending on the occasion, different colors are used in
emphasis. For example, the colors red, white and blue are used to
represent September 11. Other examples include be seasonal or patriotic