Overall: 3 x 2 1/8 in. ( 7.6 x 5.4 cm )
printed: on the glass: "EMPIRE STATE BUILDING/ NEW YORK CITY/ WORLD'S TALLEST/ 1250 FT. HIGH"
Souvenir frosted juice glass with a transfer-printed image of the Empire State Building and the New York City skyline; inscribed, "EMPIRE STATE BUILDING/ NEW YORK CITY/ WORLD'S TALLEST/ 1250 FT. HIGH"
The Empire State building, world's tallest until 1972, was built by the firm of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon with structural collaboration by the Starrett Bros. and Eken. It broke records not only for height, but for speed of construction. Demolition of the old Waldorf Astoria took place on Oct. 1, 1929 and by May 1, 1931 the 102 story building was completed, forty-five days ahead of schedule. Investors for the project included John Raskob, Pierre S. DuPont, and Alfred E. Smith.
Gift of Roberta J. M. Olson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.