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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A trip to the last century!

1931: Empire State Building construction

The Empire State Building, which towers 1,250 feet over Manhattan, was constructed between 1930 and 1931 over the course of 7 million man-hours. During construction, the skeleton had a vertical frame composed of 210 steel columns, which could only be erected 30 stories at a time. Crowds would gather to watch as unsecured workers moved freely about the cranes and beams. Five workers died during construction of the building, attributed to lack of safety precautions. This photo from Getty Images depicts a worker standing on a crane pulley counterweight, with the Chrysler building behind him.

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