Building the Empire State Building - Historic Footage

The Empire State Building was once the tallest structure in the world.  Unbelievably, its workers - who were photographed by Lewis M. Hine - completed New York City's famous landmark in barely more than a year.

This historic footage, incorporated into a documentary about New York, shows the building as it came to life during its 410 days of construction (beginning in March of 1930).

Credits

Historic footage of the Empire State Building, from New York:  A Documentary Film.  Online, courtesy YouTube.

 

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