In case you’ve wondered how long it might take to run up the stairs — 86 floors — of the Empire State Building, the answer, revealed in the results of the Empire State Building Run-Up, is 10 minutes and 16 seconds.
At least, if you’re a world-record holder, like Thomas Dold, from Germany.
616 seconds to run up 1,576 steps, comes to about two and a half steps a second. More, probably, because that doesn’t figure in the landings.
Forgive me, but I think I’ll use the elevator.