Empire State Building is today one of the symbols of New York, designed in the Art Deco style and projected by the Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates. It features 102 floors and during 4 decades was considered to be the “highest building in the world”, measuring 381 meters.
Built during the Great Depression, the project lasted more than one year. The construction of the highest building in the world at that time was considered extremely dangerous. We have the honor of presenting you some photographs from the collection of the New York Public Library.