Thirteen Months to Go
The Creation of the Empire State Building
ISBN10: 1592231055 ISBN13: 9781592231058 Publisher: Pub Group West Promotional Published: Sep 1 2003 Pages: 160 Weight: 2.64lbs. Height: 14.00" Width: 9.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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 "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.