On this day, in 1930, excavation for the Empire State Building began. It was completed a miraculous 410 days later!
|Lewis Hines photo, courtesy ny.curbed.com|
For a fascinating look into this building, try this book by my dear friend Deborah Hopkinson:
For a fictionalized visit to the New York of a few years before ground was broken for this Big Apple icon, try The Friendship Doll, a novel in stories whose first story features a little girl who butts head with Belle Roosevelt, Teddy’s granddaughter.