'Rivetting the last bolts on The Morning Mast of the Empire State building', c1931. Rivetting the last bolts on The Morning Mast of the Empire State building. The Chrysler, News, and Grand Central Buildings are amongst those seen below with Blackwell's Island in the distance. The Empire State Building was designed by William F. Lamb from the architectural firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon. Work began on the site on January 22nd, 1930 and the building was officially opened on May 1st, 1931. From The Studio Volume 103. [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1932]. (Colorised black and white print).