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The Steinway Craft

The workers at Steinway & Sons have been making pianos in much the same way since 1853. Chris Arena, Steve Drasche and Joe Albanese worked at Steinway's Astoria factory between 1961 and 2009, for a combined total of 64 years.

Click on the profile pictures above for their stories, which reveal the company's recent history. From what the factory was like when the Steinway family still ran it, to the company's subsequent corporatization, to the recession's impact.