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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Empire State Buidling

This day it is the city's famous buildings, ESB is the most famous building in New York one) had raised millions of marks from residents in the city held in high honor and a sign the world has become. Grandeur of the deep roots of the current situation has been launched. Empire State Building between the unlikely situation had begun.Early 20th century American pressure on the largest construction projects were canceled. This forward this important backer, John Jakob Raskob, as Walter Chrysler's Chrysler building his enmity with the founder of General Motors moved to speed thanks. Strange, the poor economic times actually helped in the development of the building. Were difficult to find work and earn wages for their workers were restless, so construction continued through Saturday and holidays, allowed the building to be finished before time. Depression was also much cheaper building materials. Half of its original estimated cost of about - The building, itself, worth $ 24,718,000.00.
A depression era work was not planned - the Empire State Building in the sky to make a blimp port project. A dirigible mooring tower now on television was made.The idea was that passengers flying in Manhattan directly down on the ESB, but boroughs or New Jersey in one of the landing is taking place, can. Only one blimp ever Docked successfully with Empire State, and was for three minutes. Natural disasters, unexpected winds, and 1,350 feet overhead passengers planning to walk a catwalk plan has flaws.
A lightning rod - Empire State Building and 9/16th 1,453 8 feet from street level to its maximum height is inches. This is the basis of the 55-foot underground control tops.Lobby level 45 it is possible that in a few seconds thanks to a 80th-floor elevator system 73 to ascend. With all this technology and power, it is important that ESB Please note that for the first few decades was not air conditioning. The first air conditioning system was installed in 1950 and was extended several times.
Than just facts and figures (that) way is this building are from this city. Annual race up 1,860 stairs of the building there are. When the World Trade Center was bombed by terrorists, only people with antennas on ESB television stations are on the air. And most importantly - a cultural beacon lights from the bacon literally changed daily skyscraper festival.
Empire State Building to light the upper floor is known. The buildings in Dallas or Houston, just under the main floodlights are not as fancy. But their colors are important people see a building due to a time pattern is changed regularly, and it's just another monolith in the sky as not for granted. Empire State Building on the first special-purpose lighting was a simple search. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt who in 1932 won the presidential race was used in aviation. The four walk "light of liberty" that the symbolic American people is welcomed by a system of searchlights was supplanted in 1956. And in 1964 the top 30 floors of the building in the world were lit for the festival. By 1976 the building lighting plan took a more artistic turn. This year's red white and blue lights celebrated the country's bicentennial. Blue and white were used in the Yankees 1977 World Series baseball win. The tradition is strong and diverse. Sometimes the light change on a daily basis of current events and holidays to contemplate. Orange for Halloween, St. Patrick's Day green. But spring and autumn, when birds migrate in, turned off the light the way to keep from disturbing are.
King Kong on the light from outside construction will not be saved. The world's most famous film monkey RKO most famous buildings in the world with a film teamed 1933 AD. Empire State Building, the film's image around the world helped spread. In 1983 a 3,000 pound inflatable King Kong film from the 50th anniversary building adorned.
Many buildings tout themselves as "the eighth wonder of the world." Empire State Building just say this art. 34th Street lying in the lobby of Roy and Renee Nemerov Sparkia glass panel from the ancient world seven wonders of comfortable building with a range of show.

Quick Facts
  • Construction start: 1930
  • Construction finish: 1931
  • Designed by: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
  • Cost: $40,948,900
  • Type: Skyscraper
  • Stories: 102
  • Maximum Height: 1,472 feet / 449 meters

  • Height to top floor: 1,224 feet
  • Height to roof: 1,250 feet
  • Height to the tip of the spire: 1,472 feet
  • Weight: 365,000 tons.
  • Floor space: 2,768,591 square feet

  • September 17, 1930: The cornerstone is cemented into place by Alfred E. Smith with a silver trowel.
  • May 1, 1931: The Empire State Building opens to the public.
  • 1932: The Empire State Building activates its first light display. A searchlight was illuminated to signal that Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the presidential election.
  • 1945: A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State building causing $1,000,000.00 damage.
  • 1976: The Empire State Building's decorative lights are colored for the first time. They are changed to red, white, and blue for the nation's bicentennial.
  • May, 1981: The cornerstone is expanded in a ceremony marking the building's 50th anniversary.
  • February 7, 2001: 24-year-old Paul Crake of Australia wins the 24th Annual Fleet Empire State Building Run-up by sprinting up the building's 1,576 stairs in nine minutes, 37 seconds beating the other 123 contestants. The oldest runner is an 89-year-old man from Italy who makes it in 35 minutes, five seconds.
  • May 1, 2001: To celebrate its 70th birthday, the skyscraper is illuminated in white lights as it was on May 1, 1931.
  • June, 2001: The American Society of Civil Engineers has named several structures "Monuments of the Millennium." Included on the list are the Panama Canal, the Empire State Building, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • September 11, 2001: The Empire State Building once again becomes the tallest building in New York City.
  • March, 2002: The Empire State Building is sold for US$57,000,000.00.
  • May, 2008: Empire State Building guards are given formal uniforms designed by Jennifer L. Busch. The suits are inspired by the art deco motifs of the building. The jackets are officially "Empire State burgundy." Previously they just wore pants and polo shirts.
  • June, 2010: The Empire State Building becomes embroiled in a controversy over its policy of not lighting up its spire for certain groups. According to a spokesman, "We do not accommodate requests for religious figures or requests by religions and religious organizations.� The controversy started when the Catholic League requested the building be illuminated in blue and white on August 26, 2010 to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Theresa. The ESB refused to honor the Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian, however it had no problem lighting the building to celebrate the Communist Revolution in China, which started with the slaughter of 77,000,000 innocent men, women, and children.

  • Architect: Gregory Johnson
  • Under certain circumstances, sticking your hand outside the observation level fence will cause a buildup of static electricity known as "Saint Elmo's Fire" to stream from your fingertips. This same phenomenon sometimes causes a shock when lovers kiss on the observatory level.
  • Empty, the Empire State Building can hold 37,000,000 cubic feet of water.
  • The building is illuminated with 204 floodlights on the 72nd and 81st floors, plus fluorescent lights on the spire.
  • It can take up to six hours for four electricians to change the lighting scheme that illuminates the top of the building by hand. The electricians don't have to change the fluorescent portion of lights by hand unless the desired color is orange.
  • The lighting on the Empire State Building can change every few days for hundreds of reasons, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Autumn, Independence Day, cold weather, Betty Boop's birthday, the release of a Pink Floyd album, circuses, the sale of Microsoft Windows 95, local sporting championships, and Olympic victories.
  • The building has 6,500 windows, 50 miles of radiator pipe, 1,060 miles of telephone lines, and 2,500,000 feet of electrical conduit. The exterior is faced with 200,000 cubic feet of Indiana limestone, and 10,000 square feet of Rose Famosa and Estrallante marble.
  • The following have admired the view from the Empire State Building's observation deck: Queen Elizabeth, Fidel Castro, Nikita Krushchev, and Lassie. Not all on the same occasion.

  • The building opened during the Great Depression and then suffered through World War II before making a profit because it had trouble attracting tenants during hard times. It was ridiculed as the "Empty State Building."


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