Fast Facts about the Empire State Building

Dan The Man is without air conditioning, which makes it hard to concentrate. So here are some fast facts about the Empire State Building:

  • Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates was the architectural firm that designed the building.
  • The contractor was Starrett Brothers and Eken.
  • The ESB has 73 elevators.
  • There are 103 floors.
  • The building itself cost $24.7 million.
  • There are 70 miles of water pipes inside the ESB.
  • Some 1,060 miles of telephone cable snakes through the building.
  • The ESB weighs 365,000 tons.
  • The are 2.5 million feet of electrical wire.
  • Each month 100 tons of trash and waste are removed from the building.
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