New York City’s grandest building is a reminder of how the Great Depression turned our city into an empire.
In 1933, the American Jewish Committee began an effort to clean up the city’s public spaces and install a carpeting program to create a sense of order and pride in a city beset by poverty and crime.
It wasn’t long before the city was a place where the wealthy could live in opulent homes with gardens, swimming pools, and marble floors.
When the carpet program was completed, the city boasted one of the most prestigious carpet programs in the country.
The program was called Empire, and it took the city of New York’s reputation for opulence to a new level.
Now, more than 20 years after the program began, we’re talking about a carpet that’s up to 100 feet long and as thick as a soccer ball.
It’s one of two major carpets in the United States.
Empire was built in 1939, when the city, with the help of the American Red Cross, built a new home for the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Tribeca.
When it opened, the carpet was installed with an array of cushions, a large-scale projection screen, and a large wall of mirrors.
The carpet was decorated with a mural of two men in suits and ties, with a quote from Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, the iconic book that advocated Nazism.
Empire’s main purpose was to cleanse the city.
It was a public health effort, designed to remove all traces of the Nazis, which had been banned from the city since 1933.
After World War II, the Empire program was dismantled and replaced by a program called the American Council on Community Standards, which began in 1967.
The American Council’s new program is also considered to be the most expensive in the world, with costs of more than $2.4 billion.
As part of its legacy, Empire is one of three major carpeting programs in America today.
The other two are the American Heritage and American Classic programs.
The former began in 1978 and the latter began in 1998.
The two programs were designed to clean the city and the surrounding communities, and they both include a variety of innovative technologies that allow the installation of carpeting in a variety or types of public spaces.
The programs, which are both free and can be purchased, were designed in part to serve as a reminder that there was once a time when the rich could enjoy a luxurious home with gardens and swimming pools.
In fact, the New York Daily News once described the Empire carpet program as “the greatest carpet in the city.”
It was constructed on the city-owned Manhattan Beach estate and was designed to resemble the cityscapes of Venice.
Today, Empire carpeting is still being installed in New York, and the program has been extended into other cities.
While the Empire Program has long been hailed as a model for how to build public spaces in a post-disaster America, the new carpeting has a lot of people wondering if the program’s legacy will be a model in the future.
Is the Empire-style carpet going to be part of our future carpeting?
Yes, it certainly is, according to Mark L. Pfeiffer, an associate professor of architectural history at the University of Connecticut.
Lacking a carpet to compare Empire with, he said, we can’t compare it to the American Classic program, because the two programs have much more in common than just the use of a giant projection screen.
“It’s a really important example that shows what a carpet can do,” he said.
“Carpets can be both beautiful and functional, and there’s something about the fact that they’re built on public space that creates a sense that people feel comfortable.”
For Lauer, the idea that carpeting could be used as a way to clean public spaces is a good thing, but he’s not sure it will be used widely.
“I think the carpet is going to remain the default for a long time,” he explained.
“There will be some people who will want to build a carpeted home, but the majority of people who want to live in a public space, they will want a carpet.”