Being involved with architecture makes me appreciate building in the old days. There was no modern day machinery to do the work for you, if you wanted a bolt or a screw tightened, you did it yourself with a wrench. Looking at these vintage pictures of the building of the Empire State Building are really remarkable. Plus add the fact that I would literally shit my pants if I was sitting on an I-beam 80 stories in the air. These guys look so relaxed doing it like it’s no big deal. Here is a large collection of these guys constructing the Empire State Building piece by piece.
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Here is a graphic of every state and what they each ranked dead last in. It is always great to see what other people and states completely suck at. Yayyyy again for my awesome home state of New Jersey ranking dead last in taxes. Yea everyone else complaining about taxes, we have the most expensive taxes…. FOR EVERYTHING. But on the flip side I’d rather have expensive taxes then to be in a gonorrhea infested colony, I’m looking at you Louisiana.
Usually I look at these things and get pissed off that my state, New Jersey, got hosed with “What we’re famous for”, but I am pleasantly comfortable with the choice of the Italian sub as our flagship food item. The only other food item that you could make a valid argument for New Jersey is taylor ham, which is only available in the garden state, but that is just nit picking, check out what your state is known for by clicking on the image twice to enlarge as always.