It was a wonderful day of sun and wind, I had the opportunity to make great shots from Empire State Building with truly exceptional visibility conditions.
The excavation for this famous site in New York began Jan. 22, 1930, construction began symbolically on the day of St. Patrick.
The project involved 3,400 workers, mostly immigrants arrived in New York from Europe, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian workers, many from the Kahnawake reserve near Montreal.
According to official reports only five workers died during the construction, it is hard to really believe it.
The construction of the Empire State Building was in fierce competition with other projects in New York for the title of “tallest building in the world”.
Two other projects fighting for the title was the 40th Wall Street and the Chrysler Building, were still under construction when work began on the Empire State Building.
The Empire State Building after its completion overcame rivals, just 410 days from the start of construction. Personally I love the shape of the Liberty Chrysler Building.
Foto gallery: Empire State Building in New York
The opening of the Empire State Building coincided with the Great Depression in the United States, as a result much of its office space, could not be rented.
The building was also burdened by its location on 34th Street, relatively far from public transportation in New York.
The Empire State Building would not become profitable until 1950.
It seems incredible to think that the distinctive Art Deco bell tower was originally designed to be a mooring and docking for dirigibles.
Actually all the 102nd floor was originally designed to be a landing platform. A special elevator, between 86th and 102nd floor would have to transport passengers after check-in at the observation deck at the 86th floor, but the era of the dirigibles had come to an end, and was never used such sense.