Passing the 1,000 Foot Mark (Jan, 1931)
Passing the 1,000 Foot Mark
HIGHER and higher soar the metropolitan skyscrapers as if aspiring to pierce the clouds and support the very heavens. The latest of these massive monoliths to rear its huge bulk on the New York skyline is the Empire State Building on Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. The claim is made for it that it is the tallest structure of any kind in the world. From the street to the roof of the 84th floor is 1043 feet, not including the observatory roof above this level or the mooring mast designed to extend 200 feet higher. There are 85 stories above 34th street arid two stories below the grade. The land and building are valued at $50,000,000.