The Empire State Building was conceived during boom times but had to be constructed against the backdrop of global economic collapse. It had to compete against two other rivals for title of Tallest Building in the World. This is the true story of how the Empire State Building was constructed during the cutthroat New York Skyscraper Races of the Great Depression.
The Seattle Space Needle is a towering landmark of classic midcentury architecture and monument to the Space Race and 1950’s American optimism. Visit the site of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and take amazing panoramic photographs from the flying saucer observation deck of this iconic Seattle destination.