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treeturner123

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Hi

I may be wrong, but I seem to remember that:-

Most of the high workers were from a particular Native American tribe.

In the construction of the Empire State building, there were very few fatalities, possibly only 1 AND it was built in less then 1 year

I may have some incorrect info or as we now have to call it 'Fake News'!!

Phil
 

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Mohawks of the Iroquois tribe. apparently they took to the high work like ducks take to water
 

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I was struck by how thin all the workers are. Different diet in the USA these days...
 

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Trainee neophyte":whz0s9xg said:
I was struck by how thin all the workers are. Different diet in the USA these days...
I watched a couple of videos the other day from the early 1920s interviewing old people in America, it's like they were a totally different people, even in their very elderly age they were very spritely and of sound mind.

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Trainee neophyte":6c732kgd said:
I was struck by how thin all the workers are. Different diet in the USA these days...
would require much bigger girders these days just to support the workers
 
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