10 Fun Facts About ESRT
The Empire State Building ESRT is an iconic building that remains one of the most popular and memorable in the greatest city in the world. Here are 10 of the wildest and interesting facts about it.
It Was Built Quickly
The Empire State Building was built in just over a year and a month. At 1,250 feet, this is an average of 100 constructed feet of building monthly or three feet daily.
There’s A Reason It Was Built So Fast
Its builders were in a race to construct the world’s tallest building and wanted to build an impressive monument that would set them ahead in the race for good.
It’s Still Heavily Visited
The Empire State Building attracts around four million visitors every year. Its 86th and 102nd floors remain highly popular destinations.
Smile For The Camera!
You’ve probably seen quite a few pictures of the Empire State Building over the years, but a study in 2011 found that it was the most photographed building in the world.
What A View
From the top observation deck, you can see five state: New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Talk about sight seeing!
Rest Your Dirigible Here
The 17-story spire on top of the building wasn’t just added for decoration: it was supposed to be an anchor and passenger gate for dirigibles (hot air crafts), a plan that never reached fruition.
King Kong Once Climbed It In Real Life
King Kong’s iconic climb of the Empire State Building was memorialized in 1983 when an 84-foot tall inflatable version was attached to the building. Sadly, multiple problems doomed the project to survive only a few days.
Get On Your Running Shoes
Every year, runners race up the building’s 1,576 steps to the 86th floor. Though just over half a mile, the incline and climb make this race one of the toughest in the world.
Remains An Important And Heavily Populated Building
Dozens of businesses have come and gone in the Empire State Building, so many that it actually has its own zip code: 10118.
All of these fun facts make the Empire State Building one of the coolest places to visit when in New York City. Make sure to put it on your travel plan!