Exhibit celebrates the birth of the Empire State Building

July 19, 2011 2:54:19 PM PDT
Views from the 86th floor observation deck are iconic and the 102nd floor is only for the brave, but the 80th floor of the Empire State Building takes you back in time.

There aren't any breathtaking views from this floor. Here, it's about what's inside the walls. It's a celebration of the building's 80th anniversary. The exhibit opened last week. There are three main themes - the steel, the scale, and the speed.

The exhibit shares numerous remarkable facts as well as reproductions of nostalgic photos and mementos of the more than 3,400 workers who helped create history.

The historic photos on display, even imprinted in the windows, were provided by the skyscraper museum.

Empire State Building visitors can view the exhibit along route to the world-famous 86th and 102nd floor Observatories.

The building is open daily, 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

More information is available at www.esbnyc.com.