Empire State Building (Wonders of the World)
Now in paperback, an illustrated history of the Empire State Building: its architecture, engineering, construction, profiles of the millionaires and laborers who build it -- includes both new illustrative paintings and archival photographs.
From start to finish, Mann tracks the wonders of architecture, engineering, and construction that went into the creation of the tallest building in the world for the time. Fascinating profiles describe the individuals who dreamed of and built this architectural marvel. Archival photographs recreate the heady world of the steelworkers out on the girders, high above the city streets.
Some of the most amazing structures are the ones that were constructed without the help of our modern technology and design. This series takes a look at some of the wonders of the past. When the book is opened, one page is full of text, and the facing page is completely illustrated. The text introduces the structure, and then goes back in time and describes the circumstances and history surrounding the structure. Follow along the building process and see how it was used and what happened to it. In the back of each book, there are a couple pages of information, which may hold maps, timelines, and/or glossaries. 46 pages, hc. - Melissa