1st American ed.
Everyone loves to watch a building taking shape: How high can a skyscraper go? How do engineers know it will actually stand? Who decides what it will look like and what materials should be used? This spellbinding "peek through the fence" lets every sidewalk superintendent watch as a vacant lot is transformed into one of New York City's most impressive new skyscrapers. Skyscraper offers insight into how architects design, engineers apply their technical know-how, and construction workers put it all together. And it goes behind the scenes, to reveal the sometimes selfish concerns of developers, community activists, politicians, and others involved. The personalities, the plans, the headaches, and the ultimate exhiliration are all here, in a dramatic story of a magnificent achievement-and the human forces that made it happen.
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|Grouped Work ID||6bd21a85-1765-f08c-a95a-6a84c93e5ba2|
|Grouping Author||sabbagh karl|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 01:06:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-05-23 04:29:44AM|
|available_at_western||Western Colorado University|
|detailed_location_western||WCU Book Stacks|
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|local_callnumber_western||TH1611 .S23 1990|
|owning_library_western||Western Colorado University|
|owning_location_western||Western Colorado University|
|record_details||ils:.b11776249|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Viking,|1990.|x, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Skyscrapers -- Design and construction, Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Design and construction, Worldwide Plaza (New York, N.Y.)|
|title_full||Skyscraper / Karl Sabbagh|
|topic_facet||Design and construction, Skyscrapers|