Monday, September 24, 2012

Empire State and Chrysler Bldgs built at the end of the Roaring 20's and beginning of the Great Depression

Geography - Chrysler Bldg by trudeau
Geography - Chrysler Bldg, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

At the end of the Roaring 1920's and the beginning of the Great Depression these two beauties were erected.

The Roaring Twenties is a term for the 1920s, characterizing the era's distinctive cultural edge in most of the world's major cities for a period of sustained economic prosperity. "Normalcy" returned to politics in the wake of hyper-emotional patriotism during World War I, jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined modern womanhood, and Art Deco peaked, says Wikipedia.

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II, says Wikipedia. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in 1930 and lasted until the late 1930s or middle 1940s.[1]

It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century.