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Amazing Footage from 1929-30 of Construction Workers on the Historic Chrysler Building

New York City’s Chrysler Building, one of the city’s most iconic skyscrapers, was built in a remarkably short time. Foundation work began in November 1928, and the building officially opened in May 1930. Even more remarkably, the steelwork went up in just six months in the summer of 1929 at an average rate of four floors a week. At 1,046 feet (318.9 m), the Art Deco-style skyscraper was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.It is the tallest brick…

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