PANAMA CANAL FLOODGATES TESTED - 1932 Water roars through the flood gates in the first full test of the Panama Canal. The retaining walls reinforced by concrete bastions resists the force of the water as nine spillways are opened simultaneously.
VATICAN SCHOOL OF MOSAICS & BELL TOWER POV - 1932 At the Vatican School of Mosaics in Italy skilled artisans reproduce famous paintings with remarkable accuracy using glass and stone to preserve the great art for ages to come. Visitor POV from a church bell tower looking out over the city as the bell rings.
CHRIST THE REDEEMER STATUE IN BRAZIL - 1932 Gorgeous aerials of the Christ the Redeemer statue erected on the peak of Corcodovo mountain in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The impressive monument stands 130 feet tall and weighs 700 tons.
WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MONUMENT - 1932 An impressive 150-foot granite pylon is dedicated to the Wright Brothers on the site of their first flight at Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Orville Wright is on hand for the memorial ceremony.
Date: March 2, 1932 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:47:00, No Audio
CHICAGO WORLD FAIR EXHIBITION - 1932 AERIALS Gorgeous aerials of the Chicago Exhibition grounds where the 1933 World Fair will be held. Many of the Exhibitions modern and/or futuristic buildings such as the Hall of Science, the Travel and Transportation Unit with it's floating dome, the Adler Planetarium, the Chinese Lama Temple and neo-classic administration building form an incredible lake-front city skyline.
ICELAND CELEBRATES IT'S 1,000TH ANNIVERSARY - 1930 King Christian of Denmark and the Crown Prince of Sweden Gustav Adolf are on hand to celebrate Iceland's 1,000th anniversary. The unusual ceremonies include legislators in the dress their ancestors wore in the year 930 when the country was founded.
FAMOUS AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE CONTEST - 1932 This montage features famous U.S. buildings named for their beauty and originality by a group of leading architects during a Washington D.C. convention. Topping the list is the Lincoln Memorial. Also featured are the Empire State Building, the Nebraska State Capital, New York's Morgan Library and more.
FINAL CONSTRUCTION ON N.J. PULASKI SKYWAY - 1932 Construction nears completion on the General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Skyway (aka Pulaski Skyway) in Newark, New Jersey. The bridge is the first "superhighway" in the nation and connects Jersey City and Newark to change the nearly two-hour commute to a four minute drive between the cities.
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