Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Building of a Tall Building: A Tour by the Ironworkers

Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

This short video (6 m) is a guided tour of the construction of the the famed New York City's Chrysler Building (1929-1930) by the workers.. At the time it was the world's tallest building, surpassed in 1931 by the Empire State Building.

The written introduction notes that "this footage...showcases how these workers were less comfortable delivering canned lines than they were sitting a atop beams hundreds of feet high."

h/t to Aeon.

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