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Thirteen Months to Go: The Creation of the Empire State Building Geraldine B. Wagner

Thirteen Months to Go: The Creation of the Empire State Building

Geraldine B. Wagner

Published February 16th 2004
ISBN : 9781592231058
Hardcover
159 pages
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The Empire State Building, a construction fear that to this day invokes awe and wonder, began as a contest between two industrial moguls who croved the status of constructing the tallest building in the world. The building was the center of a raceMoreThe Empire State Building, a construction fear that to this day invokes awe and wonder, began as a contest between two industrial moguls who croved the status of constructing the tallest building in the world. The building was the center of a race to the skies competition between Walter Chrysler, of the Chrysler Corporation, and John Jakob Raskob, creator of General Motors, and coincided with the onset of one of the worst economic downturns in American history -- the Great Depression. Thirteen Months to Go encompasses the optimism and potential of 1920s New York. It is a wonderful tribute to the perseverance of New Yorkers and on amazing story of fortitude and ambition.