The famed 102-story Art Deco tower in midtown Manhattan known as the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world from its completion on May 1, 1931, until the World Trade Center eclipsed it in 1972. It was the product of the labor of 3,400 men, and was finished on schedule and — hold on to your hats — well under budget. Estimated to cost $50 million, the entire project ultimately came in at closer to $41 million.
Adding to today’s daily deals news, Google Offers is now available to New York City and San Francisco residents. The service was formerly only available in Portland. Google Offers is indeed live, as I received the offer for 52% off specialty cupcakes from a NYC bakery this morning.