As a result, many people use it as a national historic landmark.Despite existence of other buildings around, this building remains dominant over others because of the many incidents that have occur which are directly or indirectly associated with the building. In 1945, a plane piloted by Lieutenant Colonel, crashed between the 89th and 90th floors of the building resulting to death of fourteen people. Several suicidal attempts have been made from the building. Some people have jumped from high floors to the ground leading to creation of stories that cannot easily be forgotten by people and in the long-run; the building has remained in the minds of people. A good scenario is the “The Most Beautiful Suicide”, a case of a 23-year old lady who jumped from the 86th floor owing to misunderstanding between her and her fiancée. In addition to that, major shootings have occurred at or close to the building. All these incidents make the building prominent and worth of attention hence becoming New York’s iconic figure. Statistics show that the building cost approximately $41 million to build.The building is visited by people of different calibers. Many come for business purpose. There are numerous business opportunities like filming, televisions and licensing firms. In addition to that, the online giant retailer, Amazon, has leased offices within the building. According to Amazon, it stores its goods in warehouses outside but close to the city. The initiative of having a mini warehouse within the city and within Empire State was their first initiative to have such a store in a densely populated city and within the city. Out of all other prominent building, Amazon chose Empire State and this makes it stands out from the rest of the buildings around.Also, other visits it so that they can conduct marriage and wedding ceremonies on the building. The building host wedding ceremonies only once during the year, and is during the Valentine’s Day. A couple the wish to get married applies and waits for response. It they get the opportunity to be among the shortlisted, they end up having the opportunity to of declaring their marriage vows within the historic building. This makes this building unique. Other building around, one can book the space and have their wedding ceremonies anytime they want. It is only the Empire State that hosts such ceremonies once and on a
Works CitedMann, Elizabeth, and Alan Witschonke. Empire State building. New York: Mikaya, 2003. Print.
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