Photos of the Empire State Building, the mythical skyscraper

A sunset over the city

L'architecture mythique de l'Empire State BuildingFile d'attente à l'entrée de l'Empire State BuildingVue sur la ville depuis le 86e étageLe sud de Manhattan depuis l'Empire State Building au crépusculeCoucher de soleil sur Manhattan et l'Hudson riverEast River et Brooklyn au loin, au crépusculeLa pointe sud de Manhattan, en direction de la Statue de la LibertéL'Empire State Building est situé sur la 5e avenueLa vue sur Manhattan est tout simplement exceptionnelleKing Kong, le célèbre gorille qui a escaladé l'Empire State BuildingAu pied de l'Empire State Building, de nuitDes buildings bien rangés pour un traçage des rues rectiligneLa nuit tombe sur la ville aux millions de fenêtresLes fenêtres commencent à s'allumer ça et làSpectre de couleurs rougeoyantes au crépuscule

The Empire State Building is one of New York’s iconic landmarks. And not for nothing: from the 86th floor of the building, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. With 102 floors, it was built during the crazy period that saw the birth of the tallest skyscrapers in New York. Architect William Lamb was responsible for the construction of the Empire State Building.

In order to succeed in this challenge, 3,400 workers had to be employed, working day and night. The construction site did not have any days off and 4 floors had to be built per week. The building was inaugurated on May 1, 1931. The Empire State Building was the tallest building in New York City until the twin towers of the World Trade Center were built in 1973.

The construction of the Empire State Building required 60,000 tons of steel for the frame, over 10 million bricks and 200,000 tons of stone for the masonry. The façade has no less than 6,500 windows. The interior decoration is in the Art Deco style. It was made with noble materials such as pink marble and white marble. The skyscraper is equipped with 73 high-speed elevators. The entrance to the Empire State Building is quite expensive (from $37) but it is included as one of the attractions of the CityPass.

The Empire State Building tour was taken on April 5, 2018, at dusk.

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