The Empire State Building

Along with the revealing text, a wealth of archival photographs taken before, during and after construction illustrate the mammoth undertaking.

The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building

It is the world's most famous skyscraper, a gleaming Art Deco tower of steel, concrete and marble that is the enduring symbol of New York. Conceived by Governor Alfred E. Smith, the project commenced on January 22, 1930, less than two months after the Black Tuesday stock market crash, as America entered the beginnings of the Great Depression. Along with the revealing text, a wealth of archival photographs taken before, during and after construction illustrate the mammoth undertaking. Every image pays tribute to the steelworkers, riveters, stone masons and the thousands of other unsung heroes whose fearlessness and skill enabled the tower to rise in little more than a year's time, and gave birth to a legendary icon of American vision and ingenuity.

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The Empire State Building
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: John S. Berman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

It is the world's most famous skyscraper, a gleaming Art Deco tower of steel, concrete and marble that is the enduring symbol of New York. Conceived by Governor Alfred E. Smith, the project commenced on January 22, 1930, less than two months after the Black Tuesday stock market crash, as
Where Is the Empire State Building?
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-19 - Publisher: Penguin

New York City boasts one of the most famous skylines in the world, and the Empire State Building is undeniably the focal point of this incredible view. At 102 stories, the structure was no small feat. In fact, its construction coincided with the onset of the Great Depression, and so
The Empire State Building
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Gini Holland
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

Chronicles the building of the world famous skyscraper, describes its occupants, and explores its popularity in films.
Empire State Building
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Elizabeth Mann
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-10 - Publisher: Paw Prints

Discusses the history, design, and construction of New York City's Empire State Building.
The Empire State Building
Language: en
Pages: 103
Authors: Lewis Wickes Hine, Freddy Langer
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Prestel Pub

Lewis W. Hine's famous photographs document the construction of the empire State Building, the world's tallest building at the time. In the brilliant black-and-white photographs collected in this volume, Hine pays tribute to the human spirit by dramatically contrasting the workers with the mammoth scale of the structure. Thousands of

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