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This article is about the Empire State building, its history, and the men who built it. the Author, W.M. Akers spoke of the need to build the tallest building in the world in an effort to solidify America's industrialism. Fortunately for those employed to construct this building, the project started alongside of the great depression of the 1930's. For a time, several thousand men were able to find employment while building a New York legacy. These men worked, partied, and ate in the building as it was being assembled, often laughing because they were above the city and the problems of their era.
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