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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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On May Day 1931 New York City celebrated the opening of what was called the eighth wonder of the world, the-1,248-foot-high" Empire State Building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Thirtyfourth Street, the tallest building in the world. Former governor Alfred E. Smith, president of the Empire State Building Corporation, presided. Guests of honor included Gov. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mayor Jimmy Walker, and architect R. H. Shreve of Shreve Lamb and Harmon, who had designed the structure. Shreve reminded the audience that the Empire State Building weighed 600 million pounds, but due to its placement on 220 columns it had the impact on the earth beneath it of only a forty-five-foot-high pile of rock. Col. Paul Starrett, president of Starrett Brothers and Eken, who had built the Empire State Building, praised the citizens of New York, who had been willing "to convert dollars...

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