Empire State Building - details and images
A symbol of New York as important as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building is one of the tallest skyscraper in the world. Designed by the firm Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates, the Empire State Building is built in Art Deco style with a step-shaped silhouette.
Work on the foundation started in January 22, 1930 and construction has progressed incredibly quickly with 4.5 floors per week. Empire State Building was completed in a period of one year and one month, a record field. Until 1996, he was the tallest building in the world, measuring 381 m, 449m complete with antenna, but this record was beaten by several buildings in China, Hong Kong, United States, Malaysia, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates. Now ranked 12 on the list of world's tallest buildings.
Completed in economic crisis after the 1929 stock market crash, the 102 floors are struggling to find buyers. For this reason, the building was nicknamed the Empty (blank) State Building. Strangely, this name I guarantee commercial building operation.
In 1933, the movie King Kong is enjoying great success, and the scene where the giant ape escalates Empire State Building scene becomes a reference in the film and reinforces the image of the building. Today, the skyscraper is a symbol of U.S. economic prosperity.
Search is also a popular destination for tourists in New York. Observation platforms at 86 floors and 102 provides an incredible panoramic view of the city. On a clear day you can see at a distance greater than 100 km, 86-floor platform is located at more than 320 feet tall. Every year, over 3.5 million people come to admire the landscape.
Empire State Building, according to American Society of Civil Engineers, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
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