Blog Post: The shelf life of the Empire State Building

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Duration: 5 minutes
Date Posted: 8/30/2013

In this post, readers join a New York architect in 1968 as he explores the usefulness of the Empire State Building and its potential for the future.  Including a portion of the architect’s testimony to the Y Supreme Court, this blog asks readers to consider the non-monetary value of a structure. Written by Swarthmore College student Morgan Williams, who was shadowing Allison Marsh in the engineering collections, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.