Balancing on the Empire State

‘Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the 20th century. It took only 410 days to build, by 3,400 workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression. The work force was made up largely of immigrants, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian iron workers.’

– Washington Post

All images by Lewis Wickes Hine, New York Public Library
Thank you to Robert Loch

Via How To Be a Retronaut

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~ by The 1955 Hudson on May 26, 2011.

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