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1. Standing at 102 stories, and the tallest building in the world for over forty years, the iconic Empire State Building was designed by which of the following?
2. Before the Empire State Building took over the site it occupies in New York, what famous building stood in its place?
3. On which Saint's Day did the construction of the Empire State Building begin?
4. Most of the iron work on the Empire State Building was carried out by workers from the Kahnawake reserve near Montreal. To which Indian people did they belong?
5. All the office space in the Empire State Building was occupied within a few days of its official opening. True or false?
6. In July 1945, the Empire State Building suffered a disaster of epic proportions when which event took place?
7. What was the name of the woman who, after attempting suicide by jumping from the 86th floor in 1979, was blown by a "divine wind" back onto the 85th floor ledge?
8. In 2009, the Empire State Building underwent a major renovation at the cost of some $550 million dollars. $120 million dollars of this was spent on making it more environmentally friendly. The major part of this amount was spent on what?
9. One could argue that the 102-storey high Empire State Building is really 103 floors high. For what was that 103rd storey once used?
10. The Empire State Building has had a motion simulator known as the Skyride since 1994, which portrays an aerial joy flight over the city of New York. Which iconic television actor played the role of the simulator's first pilot?
Source: Author Creedy
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