When most people think of New York City, one of the first landmarks that comes to mind is the Empire State Building.
It has become an American icon.
So how much does the Empire State Building weigh?
The building weighs in at 730,000,000 pounds (331,122,430 kg). That is 365,000 tons.
Interesting Facts About The Empire State Building:
10 million bricks went into building the Empire State Building.
Today, it is the 40th tallest building in the world. But, for nearly 40 years, it was the tallest building on the planet.
It continues to attract huge numbers of visitors to this day. An estimated 3.5 million people visit it every year.
The Empire State Building was opened by President Herbert Hoover on May 1, 1931.
It was designed by an architect named William Lamb who worked for an architecture company called Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates. This huge structure was built by a construction company called Starrett Brothers and Eken.
As many as 3,400 people worked on this massive building project. Sadly, 5 construction workers are believed to have died during the 410 days it took to build it.
The Empire State Building is now home to many businesses that rent office space there.
There are 102 official floors, 6,514 windows, and 73 elevators!
Since it was erected in 1931, it has played a huge role in the movie industry. Blockbuster movies like ‘King Kong’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ have been featured with this famous building.
It continues to attract many famous people from the world of show business.
How Tall Is The Empire State Building?
The Empire State Building measures 1,250 feet up to roof level.
When its antenna is factored in, this huge skyscraper is 1,454 feet tall.
~ Fun Fact ~
Officially, there are 102 floors, but there is also a ‘secret’ 103rd floor in the Empire State Building’s metal mast. This hidden floor is not open to the public and only a few VIPs get the opportunity of a lifetime to see New York from such a dizzying vantage point!