Photo: flickr.com/Anthony Quintano
The building is so large that it uses its own ZIP code of 10118.It is 1,452 feet tall with over 100 stories. It has 6,500 windows; 73 elevators; a total floor area of 257,211 m2; and a base covering 8,094 m2. The Empire State Building won a gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating in September 2011 as $120 million was spent in an effort to transform the building into a more energy efficient and eco-friendly structure, with the goal of reducing energy emissions by 38% within five years.
YouTube Channel “ESBisMyMuse” captured a stunning video showing a bolt of lightning hit the spire on the Empire State Building during a storm passing through New York City