Class 701 Science/Ms. Moore
A Birds Eye View of the Empire State Building The Empire State Building is a New York City icon. It is a 102-story skyscraper that is one of the top highest buildings on earth. Art Deco is a corporation of visual architects that designed various attractions in France. The Empire State has been a famous site of popular cultures since 1996 the filming of King Kong in 1933. The Empire State Building is a symbol of 20th century man’s attempt to achieve the impossible and was the world's tallest building for 41 years, from 1931 to 1972.
The Empire State Building boasts a bird's-eye view of New York City. The best views are from the outside, which is the 86th floor observatory. The Empire State Building is 1,453 feet and 8 9.6 inches from the base to the top of the antennae. The Empire State Building is made of 10 million bricks, 57,000 tons of steel, 2,000,000 cubic feet of limestone and 730 tons of aluminum. The Empire State Building has 17 million feet of telephone wire, 473 miles of electrical wiring, and 70 miles of pipe. The Empire State Building has 73 elevators and 6,514 windows. There are 1,860 steps from the lobby to the 102nd floor. The Empire State is topped by a lightning rod. Lightning strikes the building about 100 times a year. Being that it is tall lightning is attracted to tall places like a trees or roofs. It also likes to hit wet objects and metal objects so a wet metal lightning rod is a great conductor for a lightning bolt to hit.
The Empire State Building puts on quite a show with colored light displays throughout the year to mark holidays and other events. The first light to shine from the top of the Empire State Building was a searchlight to mark the day the announcement to the city that Franklin D. Roosevelt had been elected president in 1932. In 1964, the top 30 floors were illuminated by new floodlights designed to transform the building into a nighttime attraction for the World’s