Reel

Empire State Building Under Construction

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
432937_1_1
No
New York, New York
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:00:01 - 01:00:34
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
385
572-15
N/A
LS cityscape, area of Fifth Street & 34th Street, apparently prior to construction of the Empire State Building (is that the old Waldorf-Astoria in the BG?). MS unidentified VIP speaking at NBC microphones at press conference (John Jacob Raskob?). MS two unidentified Caucasian men in business suits. Construction of Empire State Building: good panning LS construction site scene (girders galore); high angle MS worker; TLS men on girder being lowered; tilt up TLS base and several floors of building under construction; TLDS girder being raised; high angle wide MS worker handing hammer to man on side of building (the height!); MSs American flag being raised, men cheering & waving their hats as the Stars & Stripes is being raised at the construction site. Low angle LSs Empire State Building under construction.