Empire State Building Scaled Model$79.00
Human societies have always built great monuments to celebrate their values. The Egyptians had their pyramids. Medieval Europeans had their great cathedrals. For 20th century Americans, it was the skyscraper that best embodied the power and progress that defined their era. In the middle of Manhattan stands a monument of technological achievement, the Empire State Building, the nearest thing to heaven in New York City.
It has attained mythical status. Legends of many kinds have been told of it -- how Henry Ford, learning of the immense excavations required to build it, thought it might have a disastrous effect upon the rotation of the earth (he was wrong), or how a delivery man climbed thirty-one floors with sandwiches for businessmen during the elevator strike (he was tipped $75). Everybody has gone up the Empire State Building, every visiting film star, everybody's aunt, every serviceman on leave, every child on a school outing. The ride on the vibratory elevators, as they shoot upwards in the longest uninterrupted elevator ride above the Earth's surface, offers one of the best-loved of all the city's activities -- taking a photo at the top to send home to Mom and Dad.
The Empire State Building, one of the very few skyscrapers with four facades, not just one facing the avenue, has been meticulously sculptured into a 20-inch scaled model. Cast in bonded marble, and hand-painted to faithfully depict the sleek limestone and stainless-steel design.
Empire State Building Scaled Model
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