Is the Empire State Building above or below sea level?
At the Empire State Building's location at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, street level is about 50 feet above sea level. All 102 floors from the first up are thus above sea level, as are the two basement levels. The foundation descends for 55 feet, so the very lowest part of the structure seems to be just below sea level.
Yes, there is security at the Empire State Building. Use the link below to the official Empire State Building web site. Toward the lower left you'll see "Additional information" listed, and "Security" will be listed below that. Click on "Security" and you'll find answers to your questions about access control.
No the Empire State Building is no longer the tallest building in the world, as of right now Taipei 101 is the tallest building in the world at 101 floors above ground and 5 below in Taipei, Taiwan. But there is another building that is currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates called Burj Dubai which is expected to be completed in September of 2009 with about about 160 habitable floors that will become…
If you drop a penny off the top of the Empire State Building will it go through the center of the earth?
The following information was obtained from the National Historic Landmark Nomination document referenced by the link below. The Empire State Building rises 1250 feet and is 102 stories high (observatory level). It is 1472 to the top of the TV tower. The building is 500 feet on West 33rd Street, 197.8 feet on Fifth Avenue, and 475 feet on West 34th Street and 197.8 feet on West facade.
I have been having a lot of trouble with this question too because i need it for a report but all i could really find is 1.The building is 1,453 feet, 8 9/16 inches or 443.2 meters to the top of the lightning rod. 2. Area of Site: 79,288 square feet (7,240 meters) or about two acres. East to west, 424 feet (129 meters), north to south, 187 feet (56.9 meters.) 3. Foundation: 55 feet…