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This Week in History: Construction begins on the Empire State Building

Posted at 1:44 PM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-17 15:44:27-04

On This Week in History, construction began on what would become the world's first 100-plus story building.

Construction of the Empire State Building began on March 17, 1930. It was completed in a record-breaking one year and 45 days.

The building sits on Fifth Avenue in New York City and has become one of NYC's biggest tourist spots.

This 100 Years in History moment is brought to you by Riverton Chevy — celebrating 100 Years of Service.