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The Empire State Building: Constructing the World’s Tallest Tower in just 17 Months

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Evelyn McHale: A Beautiful Death on 33rd Street

When the Empire State Building officially opened in 1931, it was an engineering marvel: by far the tallest structure on the planet, and built in just 16 months during the depths of the Great Depression. Though the weak economy caused … Continue reading

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