There are 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.
The world's two largest dams in terms of height are both in Russia. They are the inguri (988 feet high) and the Nurek (984 feet high)
The Washington Monument sinks 6 inches every year.
The Statue of Liberty's mouth is 3 feet wide.
The pyramids of Egypt contain enough stone and mortar to construct a wall 10 feet high and 5 feet wide running from New York City to Los Angeles.
The only man made structure visible from space is the great wall of China.
The largest pyramid in the world is not Egypt but in Cholulu de Rivadahia, Mexico. It is 177 feet tall and covers 25 acres. It was built sometime between 6 and 12 A.D.
The Escorial, the famous palace located outside Madrid, was built in the shape of a gridiron because Saint Lawrence, to whom the palace was dedicated, was roasted on one.
The Empire State Building was built with 60,000 tons of steel, 3 million square feet of wire mesh, 70,000 cubic yards of concrete, 10 million bricks, and can accommodate 15,000 people.
The Empire State Building (1,250 feet) exceeds the height of the Eiffel Tower (984.5 feet) by only 265.5 feet.