The Shrinking Empire State Building reached its peak in 1931. That’s just when the American economy hit bottom. The Great Depression was at its worst across America. They moved in opposite directions. It takes more time, though, to build a physical structure than it does to destroy a […]
The tale of two skyscrapers shows how pride, ego and art drove Manhattan skyward with unforgettable monuments. Today’s motives are different. Will featureless glass towers smother the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings?