Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Fast Facts

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Fast Facts

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The average person living in North America opens the fridge an estimated 22 times daily.

The world's tallest building, which measures 1,483 feet, is the Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur.

In 1769, British designer Edward Beran enclosed wooden slats in a frame to adjust the amount of light let into a room. These became known as venetian blinds from their early use over Italianate windows.

In the Parker Brothers game Monopoly(R), the space on which a player has the greatest statistical chance of landing is Illinois Avenue. This is followed by B&O Railroad, Free Parking, Tenn-essee Avenue, New York Avenue and Reading Railroad.

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 6,400 windows. There are 73 elevators, including six freight elevators, which operate at speeds from 600 to 1,400 feet per minute. Air conditioners completely recycle the air throughout the building every 10 minutes. The Empire State Building can accommodate 15,000 people.

The world's largest mall is the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada. It takes up 5.3 million square feet of space and contains more than 800 stores and restaurants, a dolphin show, an amusement park, the world's largest indoor lake with four working submarines, 26 movie theaters and an NHL-sized ice arena. …

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