Construction of America’s most iconic building began 82 years ago!/ABC/status/181017111655759874

On March 17, 1930, construction began on the Empire State Building in New York, N.Y. This ABC News story provides a photographic look at that historical event.

"@ABC: The construction of the Empire State Building started on this day in 1930. Photos:" Very cool

— Mark Doster (@MarkDoster) March 17, 2012

Construction of the Empire State Building began on March 17th, 1930

— Katie's ESB Project (@ESB_lights) March 17, 2012

There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

— Chris Arcillo (@ChrisArcillo) March 17, 2012

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