New York's Empire State Building

Contributor: Roxann Penny. Lesson ID: 12706

Do you know what a skyscraper is? Why would a building be called a "skyscraper"? Learn about what was once the world's tallest building but is still one of the most popular. Take a tour and build one!


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learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • Did you know that the Empire State Building is struck by lightning around 23 times a year?
  • You may have heard about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but did you know that there is another list identifying the Seven Wonders of the Modern World?

Take a look at Top List Videos' The Seven Modern Wonders Of The World below to learn what these seven wonders are:

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building was featured in the video you just watched. This famous building is located in midtown Manhattan, New York. It is a 102-story skyscraper, and was once the tallest building in the world. For a closer look at this impressive building, watch the following Jared Owen Animations presentation, How tall is the Empire State Building? As you view the video, pay attention for the answers to the following questions. You may record your notes using this interactive:


Before you move on to the Got It? section, where you will complete a short quiz, take a tour of the Empire State Building. You won't even need to buy a ticket! Simply select the following video link and transport yourself into New York City. As you view Empire State Building Tour, by Michal Bella, observe the interior and exterior design of the building, and any other details you find interesting. The video does not have a narrator, so you should be able to focus on your observations:

Now, continue on to the Got It? section for a brief quiz.

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