Quick Facts ESB

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Tue 28 Jun 2011 16:55
Empire State Building - Quick Facts and Views
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We got to the 102nd floor observation deck and looked north over Central Park
 
 
 
 
South over the Financial District 
 

Quick Facts:

Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10118

Coordinates: 40 degrees 44 ’54 North, 73 degrees 59’08 West

1929-1931 – Built for offices and observation.

Cost: $40,948,900

Bricks: 10,000,000 to complete the building 

Style: Art Deco

Floor Count: 102

Floor Area: 2,768,591 square feet

Elevators: 73

45 Seconds: The time it takes to ride from the lobby to the 80th floor in the elevator.

Antenna Spire: 1,454 feet

1,860 steps:  From street level to the 102nd floor

Roof: 1,250 feet

410 Days: Time it took to build the Empire State Building.

Architect - Shreve, Lamb and Harmon

Management – W&H Properties

Main Contractor: Starrett Brothers and Eken

17th of November 1982 - added to US National Register of Historic Places 

19th of May 1981 - designated New York CL

24th of June 1986 - designated US National Historic Landmark.

Tallest Building in the World from 1931 to 1971.

Preceded by: The Chrysler Building

Surpassed by: The World Trade Centre, currently unsurpassed in New York City until the new World Trade Centre - Freedom Tower is finished in 2013

 

 

 

 

Due west over the Hudson River

 

 

 

 

The Chrysler Building (to the left of tallest black building) and East River - toward Hell's Gate.

 

 

 

 

 The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building, as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and the only skyscraper north of 14th Street. The building sits on a triangular island block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. It anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square, and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District. The neighborhood around the building is called the Flatiron District after its signature building, which has become an icon of New York City. The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

 

 

 

 

East River with the gold roof of the New York Life Insurance Building on right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL IN ALL QUITE A CITY