Have you ever seen the Empire State Building?
Work on it was started in 1929 when the age of skyscrapers began. Captured with drawings and and primary source photographs, this book will let you get in on the ground floor of the construction of the Empire State Building that has been called "the exclamation point" of skyscrapers!
The illustrated true story of the world's most famous skyscraper.
In 1929 the race was on to construct the tallest building in the world. Less than two years later, the race was won and the age of skyscrapers had its exclamation point.
In Empire State Building, author Elizabeth Mann tells the story of an American icon. From start to finishing touches, she tracks the wonders of architecture, engineering, and construction that went into its creation. Her fascinating profiles of the millionaires and laborers capture the essence of the individuals who dreamed of and built this architectural marvel.
Alan Witschonke's paintings are bold and luminous, and his diagrams dazzlingly clear. Photographs by early 20th century master Lewis Hine take the reader up high into the heady, dangerous world of the steelworker out on the edge of girders way above the city streets. Empire State Building is a timely book about the enduring achievement of a great city.
The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.
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A special thanks to Rose's Classical Page for the background music : Symphony No. 85 in Bb by FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
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