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Title
McCarthy Album 11, Photograph 216
Contributor
Audrey Fullerton-Samora of Sacramento, great niece of William and Grace McCarthy, donated the William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection to the California State Archives in 1996
Date Created and/or Issued
8/16/1934
Publication Information
California State Archives, a division of the California Secretary of State's Office
Contributing Institution
California State Archives
Collection
McCarthy (William M.) Photograph Collection
Rights Information
© 2017 by the California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s Office. Contact the owner for more information at ArchivesWeb@sos.ca.gov or (916) 653-2246.
Description
Caption: "Empire State Bldg. in the Distance. Height 1250 Feet, 102 Stories. 34th St. New York. Aug. 16, 1934." Street scene dominated by the Empire State Building rising a few blocks away. Construction began on this iconic 102-story building, designed by William F. Lamb, in 1930. Completed by early 1931, it held the title of world's tallest building for almost 40 years, until being surpassed in 1970 by the construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower. It is now the fifth-tallest building in the U.S., and the 28th-tallest in the world.
Type
image
Format
JPEG, scanned at 400 DPI, 24-bit color
Identifier
96-07-08-alb11-216
http://exhibits.sos.ca.gov/items/show/9569
http://exhibits.sos.ca.gov/files/original/e782d7d82e51e636d552555d055ec870.jpg
Language
English
Subject
Empire State Building, New York City
Place
New York City, New York
Source
Image of an item within the William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection (96-07-08)

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