The Empire State Building was originally one of the world’s largest hotels before being torn down and rebuilt as the city’s tallest skyscraper.
Although there have been many iconic buildings throughout history, there is one that seems to stand out in most people’s minds. In order to get there, you would have to travel to New York City, but the Empire State building is there for anyone to see.
At one time, the land that now holds the Empire State building was home to the Waldorf-Astoria. That was the largest hotel in the world at the time but it was demolished to make room for the new building in 1929.
Although there are taller buildings in the world, the Empire State Building was the tallest for almost 50 years. You could easily see it towering above the other skyscrapers in New York and it really defined the city in many ways.
Before long, the height of the Empire State Building was being challenged. The Chrysler building was being built and it was going to be taller than the Empire State building.
As is the case with almost anything, if there is something that is the biggest and the best, there is someone who is going to challenge it. That was true of the Empire State building, and architects were looking for a way to build something that was bigger. Those projects were coming in from different places in the world.
As far as the Empire State building is concerned, it was more than just the largest building at the time. The architects were looking into docking blimps in the area, but it turned out to be a bad idea.
For one thing, tethering an aircraft was illegal in New York City. In addition, the air currents at the height of the docking station would make it dangerous for the blimps and for anyone who happened to be walking underneath.
After abandoning the idea of strapping aircraft to the Empire State building, they decided to build the observatory in the area. Even today, people who are visiting New York City pay the fee and take the elevator up to see a view of New York City that very few in the world have been able to see.