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Empire State Building: Monarch of the SkyPE & RA HSW

Jeffrey Syken

To native New Yorkers, tourists and the rest of humanity, the Empire State Building is more than just an office building with a pointy top. It is a symbol of the great things man can achieve when cooperation, creativity and raw physical courage come together to create a great edifice. The building marks the center of Manhattan Island and when lit at night, it serves as a beacon to pedestrians, motorists and ships at sea.

This course will examine the evolution of the Skyscraper - its origins, need, inherent problems, technologies involved/required etc. Additionally, the political, economic, cultural and social influences that inspired the creation of the Skyscraper form and, more specifically, the Empire State Building, will be discussed in-depth.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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