black holes and gray matter. in one thousand tangos.

             

The building of the Empire State Building Part 1, from the 17½ hour New York: A Documentary Film by Ric Burns (23)

The incredible construction footage starts around the 5 minute mark of Part 1. At the peak of construction, the workers were adding 4-5 stories a week. During one 22-day stretch, 22 new floors were erected. From start to finish, the entire building took an astonishing 13 months to build, about the same amount of time recently taken by the MTA to fix the right side of the stairs of the Christopher St subway station entrance.

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