Construction

ConstructionNew York, it seems, is always under construction. As the industrial revolution enabled engineers to build taller buildings, longer bridges and expansive subway systems, New York had to have it all. The Empire State Building, which began construction in 1930 and took a little over a year to build, is still considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It remained the tallest structure in the world until 1967. The Brooklyn Bridge, is not just an icon of the New York skyline, it’s also one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Our collection of vintage photos document world’s most famous constructions.
South Tower of the WTC Under Construction, February 1970

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The Empire State Building Under Construction, 1930

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Woolworth Building Under Construction, July 1, 1912

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Workers on the George Washington Bridge, 1930

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Workman Erecting Steel on the Queensboro Bridge, 1907

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World Trade Center Under Construction, February 27, 1970

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World Trade Center Under Construction, June 27, 1969

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