Can you bungee jump from the Empire State Building?


ADRENALINE junkies will be flooding to the Empire State Building this summer as the famous landmark will begin offering bungee jumping.

The 102 story building will offer the extreme sport for a limited time.

The Empire State Building has it's own zipcode: 10018.

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The Empire State Building has it’s own zipcode: 10018.Credit: Getty – Contributor

Can you bungee jump from the Empire State Building?

The Instagram account New York Bucket List announced that you can bungee jump off the Empire State Building this August.

Bucket Listers is teaming up with MileHighSky to offer unique bungee jumping experiences at five iconic locations in five popular cities around the globe.

The exclusive experiences will take place at the Empire State Building in New York, Willis Tower in Chicago, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the US Bank Tower in LA, and the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco.

All the details about the experience have not been released but interested parties can sign up on the email wait-list to be notified when more information is released.

Is bungee jumping safe?

Bungee jumps are usually only just a few hundred feet but the Empire State Building stands at 1,250-feet-tall with 102 floors.

There have been 5 bungee jumping fatalities recorded between 2015 and 2018, according to Outdoorasaurus.

On a clear day, you can see six states from the top of the Empire State Building: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Delaware.

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On a clear day, you can see six states from the top of the Empire State Building: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Delaware.Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Bungee jumping death statistics report a 1 in 500,000 chance of a fatality. 

To compare, nearly 1.25 million people are killed in car accidents each year.

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Why is the Empire State Building so iconic?

The Empire State Building is currently the 4th tallest building in New York City, the 6th tallest in the United States, and the 43rd tallest tower in the world.

With construction beginning in 1930, the Empire State Building is by far the oldest of the top five tallest buildings in New York City.

As part of one of the most iconic skylines, Cornell University researchers concluded that the Empire State Building is the most photographed building in the world.

Each year, more than 4 million visitors from all around the world come to the Empire State Building, and in 2018 Uber announced that it was the most popular destination among its 75 million riders.





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