Empire State Building - Good Luck Minis®

No. 348322

by Safari Ltd
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  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • The 103-story Empire State Building stands 1250 feet tall, not including its 204-foot antennae. It was built in just a year using 200,000 feet of limestone from Indiana. On clear days, viewers in the observation deck can see five states.
  • Characteristics: These Empire State Building replicas capture the profile of one the best known buildings in the United States. Use them for classroom projects, party decorations, or even NYC wedding favors.
  • Size and Color: Slate grey and an inch tall, these Empire State Building models look just like the real thing, complete with the distinctive architecture and tall antenna tower.
  • Empire State Buildings are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    The history of this iconic skyscraper begins in 1799, when a farmer bought the large plot of land for a mere $2,500. Less than 30 years later, William Astor bought the farm for $20,500, where the land became home to a series of mansions and hotels. In 1928, the hotel and property were sold for $20 million, and construction of the Empire State Building began less than two years later. Growing at times nearly 5 stories each week, the building was ready to open after a little more than a year, featuring an opening ceremony headed by President Hoover. The Empire State Building continued to gain its share of attention afterward, being pictured in King Kong in 1933, hit by a World War II bomber in 1945, and welcoming its 50 millionth visitor in 1975. In 1980, because of the large number of tenants, the building received its very own zip code. In 1986, it became a National Historic Landmark, and today, it’s the most photographed building in the United States.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 2 L x 2.5 W x H
    • Size in inches: 0.79 L x 0.98 W x 0.0 H
    • UPC: 095866348304
    This American icon has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.