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Describes the design and construction of the World Trade Center's twin towers, their place in New York's commercial world, and their destruction in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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Gr. 4-6. Some readers may consider it a stretch to include this title in the Great Structures in History series, which also includes books about the Eiffel Tower and the pyramids of Giza, but the drama of the destruction of the World Trade Center will draw readers to the account of how the huge skyscrapers were built, what they stood for, and how they were wrecked by the "terror from the skies." With lots of color photos and a few diagrams, Levy tells how 10,000 workers--carpenters, electricians, painters, and steelworkers--labored on the six-year project that was completed in 1973. She discusses the engineering, including the excavation down to bedrock, the building of the foundations, and the formation of columns at the core and in the outer walls. Clear chapter notes, an annotated bibliography, and a few Web sites suggest more sources about the design and building of skyscrapers. The Taj Mahal is another recent addition to the series. Hazel Rochman
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Book Description Kidhaven Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0737720719