The additional 40 trillion tons is equivalent to over 50,000 Empire State Buildings.
It's been a while since we had a bonafide New York City landmark used in the service of a BASE jump—probably because it usually involves illegal behavior and incredible danger. An NYU student from Canada had big dreams of doing just that by BASE jumping off the Empire State building. Show More Summary
The perfect date for fans of 'Sleepless in Seattle' who like 6 a.m. wake-ups and and can't wait for Valentine's Day.
The United States is home to several iconic architectural landmarks — everyone knows the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty — but the country also has a great number of lesser championed masterpieces. We have compiled aShow More Summary
The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building, Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo: Marty Lederhandler/AP)
A British tourist took a vertigo-inducing shot on the Empire State Building in New York, using a 360-degree camera. The technology allows the viewer to see all of the surrounding area.
Many cities have places with great panoramic views of the city vistas from above. For example, in the U.S., New York has the top of the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Center. Similarly, Chicago has observation decks in both the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the Hancock Building. Show More Summary
Because you want to argue about the best films of the 21st century, check out today's mid-day links: butt blimp goes splat, Qatar invests in Empire State Building, returning SNL cast members, farewell Tekserve, and cat plays whack-a-mole. Show More Summary
An affiliate of the Qatar Investment Authority has acquired a 9.9% stake in Empire State Realty Trust, which owns the Empire State Building, for $622 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.... To view the full story, click the title link.
The sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority purchased a 9.9% stake in the Empire State Building’s owner, Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT). As Bloomberg’s David Levitt reports, the fund bought 29.6 million newly issued Class A common shares at $21 each, or a $622 million investment. The shares also come with voting interest.
The tiny but wealthy OPEC member, an American ally, is ramping up its U.S. investments as oil income stumbles
Simone Biles is all smiles with the rest of the Final Five while visiting the Empire State Building on Tuesday (August 23) in New York City. The 19-year-old Olympian and her gold medal-winning teammates Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian got the ultimate view of the Big Apple from the building’s viewing [...]
A TED-Ed lesson by Kim Preshoff gives a number of real world examples to help people visualize the concept of one part per million. The lesson uses things like kernels of corn in a truckload, bricks in the Empire State Building, and drops of ink in a bathtub to make its point and help people […]
The Lower Manhattan skyline has gone through some large-scale change in the past 15 years. The Twin Towers are gone, 1WTC is here, and there are plenty of new mega-condos like 8 Spruce Street and 35XV. A detailed glimpse of the skyline and its changes can be seen in these two images shot by photographer Peter Walker. [ more › ]
Mr. Bennett was honored by Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and more, and the Empire State Building was lit in Italian and American flag colors in his honor.
Tony Bennett turns 90-years-old on August 3, and the Empire State Realty Trust along with iHeartMedia aren’t holding back when it comes to celebrating the legend. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have developed a close personal and professional relationship, and she isn’t missing out on the celebratory fun. Show More Summary
A giant asteroid could crash into the Earth in the next century and wipe out the human race. NASA is taking the threat very seriously that it will soon launch a probe to prevent the future catastrophe from taking place.
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Tinybop's new app illustrates high-rise engineering by showing, not telling. Recently, a lucky photographer got a once-in-a-lifetime shot: A bolt of lightning striking the Empire State Building. I happened to be with my godson at the time it happened, so I showed him the picture. His first question: Where did the lightning go? Read Full Story