Empire State Building
The Empire State Building
THESIS STATEMENT: The Empire State Building did not cause much trouble for New York; instead, its construction had many positive effects. Reasons for the Building
I. Raskob wanted to make money by renting offices to tenants. A. He wanted to construct a building that offered him the largest number of offices at the lowest price. B. He didn’t care for innovation and style , but he wanted a building that sticks with his budget. II. In addition, constructing the Empire State Building was a part of an intense rivalry to win the “World’s Tallest building” title. A. This dream appealed to John Raskob.
B. He made sure that his design’s height would exceed the competing buildings. Constructing the Empire State Building
I. To design the building, Raskob hired William F. Lamb. Lamb knew that it was a special chance to create something historical, so, although the mission was almost impossible, he decided to accept the project. A. He was able to finish the first design in four weeks
B. His design fascinated John Raskob.
II. Lamb found many problems with designing such a huge building. A. Designing an elevator was a trouble for William lamb
B. Maintaining a fire system capable of reaching the higher floors was a challenge. C. Storing Materials was impossible.
III. Just when everything seemed on track, Raskob and his partners received a striking new. A. Chrysler changed his plans in an attempt to beat Raskob B. Raskob decided to add a mooring mast to the building.
C. He bet Chrysler plans by his idea
Effects of the building
I. In 1931, the Empire State Building became the highest building in the world. A. It raised the Americans’ spirits.
B. It was opened during the Great Depression.
II. Soon after the building’s completion, it became a major tourist attraction site. A. It attracted famous visitors like Albert Einstein.
B. It has attracted over 117 million visitors.
III. At least 32 people committed suicide by jumping of the building. A. Unidentified man jumps of the building’s roof
B. Evelyn McHale jumped from the 86th floor after she left her fiancé. Conclusion
The Empire State building is no longer the tallest building in the world; however, it remains an important historical figure. The Empire State Building still attracts millions of tourists yearly, and it remains a sign for America’s powers since it is was an innovation in the world of construction.
Towers and skyscrapers have become an icon for development; countries now compete to build towers to attract visitors and activate tourism. Some towers are built for telecommunications and broadcasting; however, towers and skyscrapers remain an evidence for the country’s wealth and well-being. Recently, a new trend is prevailing: countries and businesspersons are competing to build the tallest building in the world. Many attempts for achieving this goal succeeded for a while, but nothing is permanent; newer and taller buildings are always built! John R. Raskob financed the Empire State building’s construction to enter the intense competition of constructing the highest building in New York (Construction: Building The Impossible 117). The Empire State Building didn’t cause much trouble for New York; instead its building had many positive effects. Reasons for the Building
Raskob wanted to make money by renting offices to tenants, and he wanted a tall skyscraper that would offer him the largest number of offices for the lowest amount of money. He did not want a stylish or innovative building; he just wanted profit, but he wanted a building that sticks to his budget and deadline (117).
In addition, constructing the Empire State Building was a part of an intense rivalry to win the “World’s Tallest building” title. This dream appealed to John Raskob, but this meant that he his building had to exceed 295 meters....
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