The incredible story of skyscrapers

by Roza, Greg.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 720.483 ROZ
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 720.483 ROZ
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 720.483 ROZ 2004
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 720.483 ROZ 2004
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 720.483 R
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 720.483 R
 
 
Summary
The fundamentals of skyscraper construction are presented in this compelling story about some of the world's tallest buildings, including New York's Empire State Building and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Blueprints, foundations, skeletons, tube frames, and curtain walls are just some of the architectural concepts described in this engaging book.
Contents
The birth of the skyscraper
Drawing plans and construction
On solid ground
Skyscraper skeleton
The curtain wall
Putting it together
Skyscrapers and forces of nature
The Empire State Building
The Petronas Twin Towers
What is next for skyscrapers?

Additional Information
Series Kid's guide to incredible technology.
Subjects Skyscrapers -- Juvenile literature.
Skyscrapers.
Publisher New York, NY :Rosen Publishing Group,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0823967166 (library binding)
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