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Empire State Building: Monarch of the Sky (Video Course)

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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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

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