The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building

DVD - 2005
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Here is the colorful story of this beloved building, including the innovations it inspired, and its enduring popularity today. From the first plans to the final rivet, explore the incredible story of the Empire State Building.
Publisher: Burlington, VT : A&E Home Video ; New York, NY : Distributed by New Video, 2005.
ISBN: 9780767080507
Call Number: 974.71 EMPIRE
Characteristics: 1 DVD (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)
Digital video disc.
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Nonfiction films.


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May 18, 2016

If memory serves me well - The very first time that I was ever made aware of the Empire State Building was as a child, watching that all-time classic monster movie from 1933, King Kong, on the boob-tube.

Yeah. When Kong climbed up to the very top of this 102-story super-structure (with Fay Wray in hand) that, to me, was a truly fitting climax for this remarkable, vintage picture.

Built during the Great Depression, the Empire State Building stands tall today as an American cultural icon. Designed in a distinctive Art Deco style, this building is clearly a political statement, symbolizing what power and money (during an economic recession) can do.

Through stills, vintage newsreel footage and interviews, this 45-minute documentary from the History Channel tells the viewer (amongst other things) all about the birth of the skyscraper as it unfolded upon the American frontier.

(*Watch Video*)


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