The incredible story of skyscrapers
by Roza, Greg.
|Format:||Print Book 2004|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
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.
ContentsThe birth of the skyscraper
Drawing plans and construction
On solid ground
The curtain wall
Putting it together
Skyscrapers and forces of nature
The Empire State Building
The Petronas Twin Towers
What is next for skyscrapers?
|Series||Kid's guide to incredible technology.|
-- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :Rosen Publishing Group,2004
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN||0823967166 (library binding)