"the big apple" New York City by katmag
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The Empire State Building was designed in the Art Deco style of architecture. It's more than a quarter of a mile high, 103 floors with an observatory on the 86th floor. The building opened to the public in 1931.
1. The Empire State Building only took one year and 45 days to build. The cost of the building (without land) was only $24,718,000! (the onset of the Depression halved the anticipated cost of the building.)
2. In 1945 at the end of World War II, an Army Air Corps B-25 twin-engine bomber plane crashed into the 79th floor of the building in dense fog.
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Written Nov 12, 2002
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