Empire State Building

The Empire State Building, located in New York City, was the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1972, and is the first building to have more than 100 stories.

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When was the Empire State Building built?

The excavation for the project began on January 22, 1930.

The actual construction started in March 1930. The building took only 1 year and 45 days to complete, or 7 million hours.

The building opened on May 1, 1931, significantly ahead of schedule.

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What is the importance of Philippines architecture?

philippines have still retained the rustic charm in their architecture. they use natural construction material

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Why is New York State's nickname 'The Empire State'?

In the nineteenth century the word "empire" was often used in this country to suggest economic growth and progress. New York gained that sobriquet because of its great wealth and natural resources.

In 1784, five years before George Washington was inaugurated in New York City as the first president, he envisioned New York as the "seat of empire," thus giving rise to its nickname: The Empire State. New York has completely fulfilled the expectation that Washington expressed to the state's first governor, George Clinton.
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Was the roman empire a Hellenistic state?

Only the eastern parts of the Roman empire could be considered Hellenistic. Hellenistic is generally an adjective used to describe the areas conquered by Alexander the Great and the Greek influence those conquests bestowed upon the people.

Only the eastern parts of the Roman empire could be considered Hellenistic. Hellenistic is generally an adjective used to describe the areas conquered by Alexander the Great and the Greek influence those conquests bestowed upon the people.

Only the eastern parts of the Roman empire could be considered Hellenistic. Hellenistic is generally an adjective used to describe the areas conquered by Alexander the Great and the Greek influence those conquests bestowed upon the people.

Only the eastern parts of the Roman empire could be considered Hellenistic. Hellenistic is generally an adjective used to describe the areas conquered by Alexander the Great and the Greek influence those conquests bestowed upon the people.

Only the eastern parts of the Roman empire could be considered Hellenistic. Hellenistic is generally an adjective used to describe the areas conquered by Alexander the Great and the Greek influence those conquests bestowed upon the people.

Only the eastern parts of the Roman empire could be considered Hellenistic. Hellenistic is generally an adjective used to describe the areas conquered by Alexander the Great and the Greek influence those conquests bestowed upon the people.

Only the eastern parts of the Roman empire could be considered Hellenistic. Hellenistic is generally an adjective used to describe the areas conquered by Alexander the Great and the Greek influence those conquests bestowed upon the people.

Only the eastern parts of the Roman empire could be considered Hellenistic. Hellenistic is generally an adjective used to describe the areas conquered by Alexander the Great and the Greek influence those conquests bestowed upon the people.

Only the eastern parts of the Roman empire could be considered Hellenistic. Hellenistic is generally an adjective used to describe the areas conquered by Alexander the Great and the Greek influence those conquests bestowed upon the people.

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How did the Empire State Building survive the Great Depression?

Empire State BuildingAlthough I can't back this up, my understanding is that it escaped bankruptcy thanks in part to the promotional efforts of Al Smith, the former NY governor and the president of the building project. In addition to bringing in tenants, he helped sell it as a tourist attraction.

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  • Just barely. The building was hardly occupied (some sources say no tenants above the 38th floor, some say 22nd) and got the nickname "The Empty State Building." Al Smith deserves a lot of the credit for keeping the building solvent, using all his political skills and charm to promote the building, get tenants, and beg the creditors to hold off. But another big factor was the observation deck, which provided more than half the building's revenue in the '30s, and made it the most popular building in New York.
  • Sadly, Al Smith passed away in 1944, just a few years before the building finally achieved full occupancy and solvency in the era following WWII.

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Alfred E. Smith a architect of the empire state building gave out free fire wood during the Great Depression. And the empire state buildings pay for people was a actual pretty good amount, so work continued in the empire state building.

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Is it true that if you dropped a penny off the Empire State Building it would kill somebody if it hit their head?

No, a penny falling from the Empire State Building cannot kill a pedestrian. It is unlikely to even penetrate the skin of a pedestrian.

When an object falls to earth it gains speed. It eventually gains so much speed that it doesn't accelerate anymore, this is called Terminal Velocity.

If a human were to jump off a plane he would accelerate to his terminal velocity. If you take the mass of an average grown human, his terminal velocity would be about 100 something miles per hour. But the mass of a penny is only about 1 gram, so its terminal velocity would only be about 56mph. That means that the penny would accelerate to this speed and then it won't accelerate any more and it will maintain this current speed.

You also have to take into consideration that on a building as high as the empire state building wind rushes up the sides so your measly little penny would simply be blown away.

In the slim chance that it would hit a pedestrian, it would more than likely sting but he would be able to walk away and live another day. It is unlikely that the penny would even penetrate the skin of the human.

Even though the urban legend might not be true, it's really not recommended that you try it out yourself. The Empire State Building authorities have always insisted that nobody has ever dropped such an item from the top of the building, although this cannot be confirmed.

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How many people died building the empire state building in New York city?

2977

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How many miles can you see from The World Trade Center tower?

none.

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What is the Empire State Building used for and what is inside it?

It is a fairly typical office building serving many different companies. There are also rooms for rent, restaurants and of course, the famous observation deck.

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What is the Empire State Building used for?

Office space.
it is used for the goverment.

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How do you network two buildings together that are half a mile apart when each building has a 20 station 100 BaseT LAN with a 24-port switch?

The easiest way (and reliable but not cheapest) is to rent a T1 line have it run between the buildings. If that's not an option then I would look into a wireless point-to-point solution. Some of the higher powered antennas available today can reach 16 or so miles, which would more than suit your needs. Another option is using a laser connection, but this requires line-of-sight between the buildings.

Wireless directional high-gain antennae would be cost-effective. T1 lines run $1k/mo or so.

DSL or Cablemodem at each end and VPN can also be cost-effective, but probably much slower than Wireless.

The fastest method practical to connect two points a reasonable distance apart is to use fibre optic cable. Many industrial parks have their buildings connected with fibre cables, and it can be very simple to connect a 100Base-F bridge to both ends of that cable. This would get you high performance, very reliable connectivity with no monthly charge.

Cable and DSL are poor solutions, because they tend to severely limit "upload" speeds, and, frankly, are unreliable in anything other than business-class service levels, which are drastically (x5 or more) expensive than consumer versions. A T1 service can be expensive, but not always. T1 service between two buildings will actually require (2) T1 links, as the links go from each building to the telco Central Office. T1 service is usually priced by distance from the CO. You would not have to pay ISP service on top of that, so $300/month per T1 is not an unreasonable expectation for much of the US. Besides these options, there is also a microwave transmitter, which, while modestly expensive, can work through significantly poorer weather than WiFi, and has no re-occurring costs.

Overall, the easiest way to do it is via the wireless solution mentioned above: you will need an special-purpose antenna (which are easily available) to attach to a standard Wireless Router (actually, you need to read the documentation, and make sure that Router can act in Bridge Mode). The antenna will have to be attached to the outside of the building, and the cable between the antenna and the Router should not be excessively long (a couple of meters or so, in the best case).

Finally, if both buildings' networks already have Internet access, you can buy a VPN solution, to create a virtual network connection between the two buildings. You will most likely want a small hardware VPN device on each end of the connection, which will cost a few hundreds of dollars each.

Talk to a local Computer Consultant (not your local computer store, but a business specializing in computer consulting, not retail sales) for more options and pricing.

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How many floors does the tallest building in the world have?

The Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has a total of 209 floors above ground and is 828 meters/2717 feet tall. There are 163 habitable floors and 46 maintenance levels in the spire. If you count the 2 parking levels in the basement, then there are a total of 211 floors. It is interesting to note that while the tower is 828 meters tall, the top floor is located at 621.3 meters up (2,038 feet).

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What is another name for an imposing building?

Edifice

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What height is the empire state building?

The Empire State Building is 1250 ft (381 meters) tall.

You can convert the height into inches, centimeters, e.g.

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What is the address of the Empire State Building?

350 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10118

The cross street is 34th Street, in Midtown Manhattan.

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Was Britain the cause of the most deaths during the years of empire building?

Over 9000!No the British were not the cause of most deaths during the years of empire building. The cause was the countries who tried and failed to resist integration into the empire and thus bought about wars of invasion the British never wanted to fight.
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Why was the Empire State Building built?

AnswerReal Estate is always the last area to participate in a Financial Boom. The 1920s saw the greatest boom the world had ever seen. Real Estate at the end of a boom cycle always looks like the safest place to invest. Financier John Jacob Raskob and front man, the jovial Al Smith (retired politician, NY Governor and presidential candidate (1928)) led a consortium to replace the classic but run down Waldorf Astoria Hotel on the corner of 5th and 34th with the tallest building in the world. Fueled by optimistic rental projections, the building was completed in just a year, primarily due to great management and a massive but cheap workforce. Unfortunately the hype and rosy projections were not true. Rentals did not justify the building as it stood mostly tenant-less for a decade resulting in it being derided as the "Empty State Building." Most of the visionaries who funded the great giant lost their shirts.
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A stone that is initially at rest is dropped from the top of a building it falls for 5.0s before hitting the ground how tall is the building?

The building is h=.5 gt^2 meters tall; that is = .5x9.8 x25 =122.5 meters.

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A body wave that can penetrate earth's core?

These waves are known as p-waves.

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How often is the Empire State Building struck by lightning each year?

About 100 times a year

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How tall is the Empire State Building?

The Empire State Building is 381 meters (1,250 ft.) tall from the base to the roof; 373.2 meters (1,224 ft.) from the base to the top floor; and 448.7 meters (1,472 ft.) from the base to the antenna/spire.

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Is the space needle taller than the Sears Tower?

the sears tower is taller it is more than 1700 ft. tall and the space needle is 605 ft. tall.

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Where is the Empire State Building?

The Empire State Building is located in New York City, at 350 Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets, in midtown Manhattan. When it opened in 1931, it was the world's tallest building.

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What was the original Vermont State Hospital used for and when was it built?

According to the book, EMPTY BEDS, in 1888, "Dr. Donald Grout of Stowe introduced a bill into the Vermont General Assembly, which was enacted, 'to provide for the care, custody, and treatment of the insane criminals of the State.'" August 8, 1891, "The Vermont State Asylum for the Insane at Waterbury opened with 25 male patients brought by train from the Vermont Asylum in Brattleboro (Brattleboro Retreat)."

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What is the advantage for Tor steel?

TOR Definition historicThe correct technical term for TOR steel (which to my knowledge is a trade mark) is Cold Twisted Deformed (CTD) Steel Reinforcement Bar. These are steel bars with surface deformations formed by twisting the steel after elongation. The elongattion process imparts higher yield strength to steel (increases from 250 to say 500MPa) and surface corrugations impart higher bondage with concrete.

TOR steel is one of the best grade of steel used in concrete reinforced. It's a kind of high adherence steel. Other types of steel are used for less resistance concrete. In french TOR steel is known as HA: haute adérance

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