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Fun Facts

102 Floors
1,050 feet Height of 86th Floor Observatory
1,250 feet Height to top of mooring mast
1,454 feet Height to tip (including antenna)
365,000 tons Weight
37 million cubic feet Volume
57,000 tons Structural steel
62,000 cubic yards Concrete
200,000 cubic feet Indiana limestone
10,000,000 Bricks
730 tons Aluminum and stainless steel
$25 million (excluding land) Cost of construction
1,860 Steps from street level to the 102nd Floor
6,514 Windows
73 Elevators
1,172 Miles of elevator cables

The Empire State Building has its own ZIP Code, but you can actually mail a letter to a tenant at the Empire State Building using just the name of the tenant and the building… everyone knows where the Empire State Building is.

The first steel columns were set on April 7, 1930, and the building was completed less than a year later on March 31, 1931.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, sunrise occurs about half an hour earlier at the top of the building than at street level. Sunset occurs about a half-hour later.

Hundreds of athletes compete annually in the Empire State Building Run-Up, a race up the 1,576 steps from the lobby to the 86th Floor Observatory.

The building is served by three different fiber optic spines that provide reliable Internet access to all of our tenants and visitors—even more than a thousand feet up in the air.

The Empire State Building’s groundbreaking 2010 energy-efficiency effort has reduced the building’s carbon emissions by more than 38% a year. The building has been awarded LEED-Gold status for energy efficiency.

The LED lights on the building’s exterior offer more than 16 million colors and billions of color combinations.