It would take 11 Empire State buildings stacked on top of each other to reach the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico!
The Empire State Building in New York has 102 stories. Its antenna alone is 204 feet tall. The building and the antenna reach 1,454 feet. Even so, the Gulf of Mexico is so deep, it takes 11 Empire State buildings stacked on top of each other to reach the deepest point of the Gulf of Mexico.
Its name comes from New York’s nickname, Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years. In 1971 when the World Trade Center north tower was completed, it became the tallest building.
Upon its demise, the Empire State Building became the tallest building in New York once again. Then, the One World Trade Center was completed in April 2012, and the Empire State Building became the second tallest building in New York.
The Empire State Building has been names one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Over time, more than thirty people have committed suicide by jumping from the top of the building.