Empire State Building New York – 80th Birthday in 2011

Empire State Building, the top attraction in New York gathers many tourists and local visitors on May, 1st, because of the 80th birthday. This time, but 80 years ago, that is in 1931, President Herbert Hoover turned on the lights on Empire State Building, the top attraction in New York. The idea for the Empire State Building is said to have been born of a competition between Walter Chrysler of the Chrysler Corporation and John Jakob Raskob of General Motors, to see who could erect the taller building. The incredible skyscraper is now 102 stories high (1,454 feet to the top of the lightning rod). The Depression-era construction employed as many as 3,400 workers on any single day, most of whom received an excellent pay rate, especially given the economic conditions of the time. In the period when it was erected, Empire State Building was considered the 8th Wonder of the World. Now, this top attraction in New York has 73 elevators, and it was constructed in only 1 year and 45 days. At the top of Empire State Building, a huge spire can be noticed. Because of the Great Depression, companies left this office building, making it famous under the name of “Empty State Building”.


Empire State Building View, 80th Birthday
Empire State Building View, 80th Birthday


Empire State Building, New York, 80th Birthday in 2011
Empire State Building, New York, 80th Birthday in 2011

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