In 2011, Cornell researchers analyzed millions of Flickr photos and concluded that the Empire State Building is the most photographed building in the world. Remember to tag your shots #EmpireStateBuilding.
Static electricity gathers at high heights, and under the right atmospheric conditions, couples can experience a slight electric shock when they kiss.
Talk about Electricity
The Empire State Building is a lightning rod for the surrounding area. It is struck by lightning an average of 23 times per year.
New York can look pretty tiny from all the way up here, but not as tiny as The New York City Panorama, built for the 1964 World's Fair. Compare the views at the Queens museum.
Wave to the Neighbors
On a clear day you can see five states from our Observatories: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Soundtrack Your #EmpireStateBuilding Moment
Come hear our Saxophonist on the 86th floor Observatory Thursdays-Saturdays, 9PM–12AM.
The Empire State Building’s original plans were based on the Reynolds Building in Raleigh, NC. To acknowledge this, the staff of the Empire State Building sends an annual Father's Day card to the staff at the Reynolds Building.
The top of the Empire State Building is used for broadcasting the majority of commercial TV stations and FM radio stations in New York City.
Among others, the LF USA, Shutterstock, Coty, Human Rights Foundation, and the FDIC call the Empire State Building home.
The Empire State Building was erected in a lightning fast 11 months.