The Empire State Building
The Empire State building rose to become the world’s tallest man-made structure at a time when dreams were in short supply. Planned during the 1920’s, construction was almost grounded by the Depression until the “Cathedral of Dreams” came to symbolize the indomitable American spirit. “Two stories a day!’ became the mission and in just two years this miracle of engineering was finished. Here is the colorful story of this beloved building, including the innovations it inspired, and the sentiment it still evokes today.
When it was built over a century ago, the Eiffel Tower provoked widespread outrage among some of France’s most prominent citizens of the day. In this fascinating portrait, MODERN MARVELS® reveals the monumental tale of the technological challenges and architectural breakthroughs brought about by the construction of this preeminent hallmark of the City of Lights.