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Skyscrapers

how America grew up

by John B. Severance

  • 340 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Holiday House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Skyscrapers -- United States -- Juvenile literature,
    • Skyscrapers

    • About the Edition

      Details some of the innovations that enabled the building of taller and taller buildings, describes the various schools of skyscraper architecture, and explores the history of several famous skyscrapers.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-107) and index.

      Statementby John B. Severance.
      GenreJuvenile literature.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNA6232 .S44 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination112 p. :
      Number of Pages112
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL49174M
      ISBN 100823414922
      LC Control Number99051842

      Thornton, Mark, The Skyscraper Curse: And How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Economic Crisis of the Last Century (Auburn, Ala.: Mises Institute, ). When commenting, please post a concise, civil, and informative comment. Full comment policy here. Skyscrapers User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This elegant book commemorates the world's most admired skyscrapers, among them San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid, New York's Chrysler Building, and Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers. Each skyscraper is given a chapterlike entry that provides relevant details in jargon-free text. Read full 3/5(1).

      TEN & TALLER, an interactive web project, explores the rise of New York's skyscrapers by surveying every building in Manhattan ten stories or taller from the first ones in through The Skyscraper Museum collected images and mapped all the buildings, as well as created a timeline of dates of construction.   Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. With Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller. A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals/10(K).

      This list of tallest buildings in Detroit ranks skyscrapers and high rises in the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan by height. The tallest skyscraper in Detroit is the story Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, which rises feet ( m) along Detroit's International Riverfront. It is the tallest building in the state of Michigan, the 97th-tallest building in the United States, and.   The book will appeal especially to students struggling with the engineering of these landmark skyscrapers and tall buildings Architects and students will find Skyscrapers: Structure and Design a handsome addition to their private .


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A landmark bestseller, Skyscrapers is the unique colossal celebration of the world's most significant and striking super-structures that " captivates the eye, mind and imagination," writes The New York Times/5. Had I read the book in junior high (way back in the'60s, well before it was published), I might be an architect or civil engineer today.

My absolute favorite eye-popping-eye-opener in Skyscraper is the explanation of how giant pieces of steel get to the job site on time every by: The skyscraper is variously all those things, and John Hill's new book, How to Build a Skyscraper, provides and detailed and accessible guide to 46 of the most prominent skyscrapers from around the world.

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Home: Login Register: Weekly Drawing Update. May 9, SkyscraperPage's illustrators have added 60 building illustrations to the diagram system in. A great book for any Little who's in the full throes of a truck phase. Each page has only one word, but it still makes for a solid "story" as you see the skyscraper take shape.

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