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Facts about the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is an iconic skyscraper located in New York City. Built between 1929 and 1931, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1970. The Empire State Building is located on the famed Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It is esteemed for its roof with color-changing lights that often coincide with a holiday or event (for example, every Christmas the building it lit red and green). The Empire State Building is 1,454 feet high and visitors to its rooftop are treated to an incredible birds-eye view of the city. Although it is no longer the tallest building in the world, it is still very popular and greets approximately four million visitors each and every year!

Empire State Building Scenes
Empire State Building Scenes
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris
The Empire State Building has lights on its roof that change colors.
The Empire State Building has lights on its roof that change colors.
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris

Below is a list of facts about the Empire State Building:

• When construction started on the Empire State Building the United States was in the grip of a Great Depression. The project helped give many men work and, subsequently, many families money to live on.

• The Empire State Building is a staple of the NYC skyline. The Building was made especially famous on an international scale upon the 1933 release of “King Kong,” a film that depicted a giant ape climbing the structure.

• The Empire State Building has 103 stories.

• The Empire State Building is regarded as being one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.