The facing materials on the Empire State Building include limestone, brick and granite. The grid throughout the building consists of steel beams and columns.
It only took builders 1 year and 45 days to construct the Empire State Building. This building dates back to 1931, and at the time, it was revolutionary for a skyscraper. The building has 102 stories and it is 1,250 feet tall. It consists of 60,000 tons of steel, 10 million bricks, 200,000 cubic feet of granite and limestone and 730 tons of stainless steel and aluminum. Until the building of the World Trade Center in 1972, it was the world's tallest building.Learn More
The sides of cathedral ceilings have equal slopes, reach to the highest peak of the room, and attach to the roof trusses, whereas vaulted ceilings have unequal sides meeting at a room's high point. Vaulted ceilings are usually the result of walls of unequal height in the same room.Full Answer >
The Pyramid of the Sun is 720 feet by 760 feet wide and over 246 feet tall. These are not its original size. The construction took place in two phases, with the first stage being around 100 A.D.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the tallest building in the world is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Completed in 2010, the skyscraper is 828 meters, or 2,716 feet, tall. Shanghai Tower is located in Shanghai, China, and comes in second at 632 meters.Full Answer >
The wall of the cheek is referred to as the buccal mucosa. This membrane surrounds the outer portion of the buccal pouch. The teeth and gums make up the inner portions of the two pouches that make up the lateral sides of the mouth, or oral cavity.Full Answer >