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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Sun 30-Jun-13 02:31 AM
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"Empire State Building Construction Photos"


New York, US
          

SImply amazing.

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blw Moderator
30th Jun 2013
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Reply message Equally amazing
largebore Silver Member
30th Jun 2013
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30th Jun 2013
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esantos Moderator
30th Jun 2013
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30th Jun 2013
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Nikon32250 Silver Member
07th Jul 2013
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RockyIII Gold Member
07th Jul 2013
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08th Jul 2013
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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sun 30-Jun-13 09:52 AM
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#1. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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Richmond, US
          

Wow.

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largebore Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Jan 2011Sun 30-Jun-13 11:07 AM
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Clarks Summit, US
          

Considering the lack of safety equipment as shown from the photos this is amazing as well..
Official records state that only five workers were killed during the construction of the empire state building: one worker was struck by a truck; a second fell down an elevator shaft; a third was hit by a hoist; a fourth was in a blast area; and a fifth fell off a scaffold.

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ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography Charter MemberSun 30-Jun-13 11:32 AM
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#3. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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Powder Springs, US
          

We don't need no stinking safety harness! I like the one out there as well showing a few sitting on a suspended girder while eating lunch.

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Sun 30-Jun-13 05:58 PM
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#4. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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McAllen, US
          

Not a single hard hat either! And no steel-toed boots.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 30-Jun-13 06:11 PM
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#5. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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US
          

Hi Jon,

Thanks for the link.

Back then, when building bridges and skyscrapers it was expected that one worker would die for every 1 million dollars spent on the project.

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Marty

  

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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004Sun 07-Jul-13 03:31 AM
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#6. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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St. Augustine, US
          

In # 18 it's obvious the photographer had dust on his sensor! Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy!

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RockyIII Gold Member Nikonian since 27th May 2006Sun 07-Jul-13 01:06 PM
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#7. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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Raleigh, US
          

Wow. Thanks for sharing the link. Definitely not an occupation for a person with the least bit of acrophobia.

Rocky

  

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Clyde57 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Sep 2007Mon 08-Jul-13 05:42 PM
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#8. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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Punta Gorda, US
          

>Definitely not an
>occupation for a person with the least bit of acrophobia.
>

If they had to rely on me, the King of Acrophobics, to build the building, they would still be building today. I could have never taken those photos either. The fact that I couldn't do any of it makes it all the more amazing to me.

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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004Mon 08-Jul-13 05:59 PM
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#9. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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St. Augustine, US
          

An amazing tribute to the construction workers (and photographers) who built these iconic structures and recorded how they did it.

Graham
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#10. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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Mon 08-Jul-13 07:31 PM by esantos

McAllen, US
          

Clyde,

Your comment made me chuckle since I am also extremely acrophobic. I get light headed just looking at people walk on high ledges. If I were tasked with building a high rise I would build one HUGE single story structure, LOL!

Ernesto Santos
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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Mon 08-Jul-13 07:37 PM
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#11. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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New York, US
          

I'm not that bad, but I'd be queasy on those open-air beams. Then there are people like Joe McNally who some years ago shimmied out onto a gargoyle that sticks out from the Chrysler building in NYC and just last month went to the top of the Burj Khalif. Me? I'd shoot it from the base and then press Upright in Lightroom 5…

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Clyde57 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Sep 2007Tue 09-Jul-13 11:38 AM
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#12. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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Punta Gorda, US
          

>If I were tasked with building a high rise I
>would build one HUGE single story structure, LOL!

Now that's a project I could do the photography for.

Clyde

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Dallaspilot Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Oct 2010Tue 09-Jul-13 01:50 PM
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#13. "RE: Empire State Building Construction Photos"
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Plano, US
          

The caption says "built in a little more than a year". I think it would take quite a bit longer today.

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