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 Empire State Building Trivia
The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world between 1931 and 1972. No other building has held the record for such a long period of time since the Strasbourg Cathedral lost the title of “World’s Tallest Building ” in 1874.

In the background of the image, you can see the Chrysler Building, which was the tallest building in the world for a short time before the Empire State Building was completed.
he top of the Empire State Building was originally designed for mooring zeppelins (airships). The photo of an airship was taken in 1931 – the same year that the Empire State Building was completed.
The color of the building’s lights changes according to current events. In the photo. the Empire State Building is lit with red floodlights for Valentine’s Day. Construction Statistics
3,400 workers
410 days of construction
6,500 windows
73 elevators
2,768,591 square feet (257,211 m2) of floor space
The building became profitable in 1950 and was sold the next year for a record $51 million.
Media Broadcasting
Most of New York City’s commercial FM radio and TV stations are broadcast from the top of the Empire State Building.

The USA’s Most Popular Structure
In a poll of Americans by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State
Building outranked the White House and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge as “America’s Favorite Architecture.”

First Building With 100 Floors
The Empire State Building was the first building in the world with 100 floors. In total, the building has 102 floors which reach to 1,250 feet (381 m).

Empire State Building Run-Up
The Empire State Building Run-Up is an annual race up 1,576 steps to the 86th floor of the building. The world record time for the race is held by Australian Paul Crake at 9 minutes and 33 seconds.

Lightning Strikes
The lightning rod on the top of the Empire State Building is struck by lightning an average of 23 times each year.