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Consider the size of the building

and the times — 1930.

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How many years did it take

to build

the Empire State Building.

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   Here’s the way George Will describes it¹:

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   “Groundbreaking for the Empire State Building was March 17, 1930. Construction soon began and the building officially opened May 1, 1931–just 410 days, during the Great Depression. The Pentagon was built in just 16 months, during wartime. After seeing reconstruction of Manhattan’s West Side Highway take 35 years, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan despaired that whereas America once celebrated people who built things, it now honors those who block building.”

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   ¹ George Will, “Infrastructure of Dysfunction,” The Scranton Times-Tribune Nov. 12, 2016.