• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING, THE 1,472-FT EMPIRE STATE BUILDING IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK CITY, IS TO BE SOLD ON DEC. 27 FOR GBP23 MILLION.

  • Description

    THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING, THE 1,472-FT EMPIRE STATE BUILDING IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK CITY, IS TO BE SOLD ON DEC. 27 FOR GBP23 MILLION. THIS WILL BE THE THIRD TIME IT HAS BEEN SOLD SINCE IT WAS BUILT IN 1931.

    IT IS TO BE TAKEN OVER BY AN INVESTMENT GROUP CALLED EMPIRE STATE BUILDING ASSOCIATED. AT PRESENT IT IS OWNED BY THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING CORPORATION, WHO BOUGHT IT IN 1954 FOR ABOUT GBP17.5 MILLION.

    COVERING ABOUT 91,000 SQUARE FEET IN THE HEART OF MANHATTAN ISLAND, THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING IS SURMOUNTED BY A 220-FT ANTENNAE TOWER, FROM WHICH ALL NEW YORK'S NETWORK TELEVISION STATIONS RELAY THEIR PROGRAMMES. ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE WORK IN THE BUILDING, AND MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE A YEAR RIDE ITS EXPRESS LIFTS UP TO THE GLASS-ENCLOSED OBSERVATORY ON THE 102ND FLOOR, FROM WHERE IT IS POSSIBLE TO SEE 50 MILES AROUND THE CITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8994YM2DECVTPOF9OWWQ522WF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8994YM2DECVTPOF9OWWQ522WF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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