With the Empire State Building below, Pan Am’s Clipper, the world’s largest and fastest commercial airliner, takes a preview flight over Manhattan, 1949.
Opening day of the Empire State Building. New York, 1931.
By Samuel H. Gottscho
The American airship ZR-3 Los Angeles flying near the Empire State Building under construction. New York, 1930.
(Source: Flickr / nationaalarchief)
Acrobats perform a delicate balancing act on a ledge of the Empire State Building in New York City, 1934.
Empire State Building, New York, 1955.
By Elliott Erwitt
New York dimout during wartime to conserve city’s energy costs, 1943.
By Andreas Feininger
Workers on Empire State Building, 1931.
By Lewis W. Hine