Did you know: The first underground #subway line opened on October 27, 1904, almost 35 years after the opening of the first elevated line in #NewYorkCity, which became the IRT Ninth Avenue Line. Soon after the #MTA took control of the subway, New York City entered a fiscal crisis.... I guess some things never change 🙄
Officially opening on May 1, 1931, after only 410 days of construction was the Empire State Building. It went up at the rate of four-and-a-half floors per week. Done in the art deco style, William Lamb had the help of roughly 3,400 construction workers. It was also completed vastly under budget, under $40 million. The lights were “turned on” in Washington D.C. by President Herbert Hoover, although someone obviously flicked the lights on from New York. It would remain the world’s tallest building for the next four decades before being topped out by the World Trade Center. The height is 1,250 feet, or 1,454 feet from the tip of the antenna.