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A Bryant Park Scene, 1926

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

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The Great Theatre Massacre of 1982: Five Broadway Stages Faced the Wrecking Ball for a Marriott

Believe it or not, there was a time when Broadway was merely the name of a street in New York City. The “Great White Way” as it is universally known today was little more than a meandering former Native American … Continue reading

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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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The Singer Building – Tallest Building Ever Destroyed Until 9/11

The Singer Company was founded in 1851 in New York. It quickly became the leading manufacturer of sewing machines in the world. Flush with cash and highly active in New York real estate in the later decades of the 19th … Continue reading

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