Empire State Building - 1,860 Steps
It's 1,860 steps to the 102nd floor observatory of the Empire State Building in New York, but only 1,576 to the observatory on the 86th floor. Usually, it's better to take the elevator that gets you there in less than one minute. Each year, the building hosts a Run-Up event where runners from around the globe race to the top; the fastest time was 9 minutes and 33 seconds.
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