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Building of Manhattan, The

Mackay, Donald A

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ISBN 10: 0060157887 / ISBN 13: 9780060157883
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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150 pages, illustrated throughout. Dust jacket edge wear and fade, otherwise, very clean and tight copy. Record # 456456. Bookseller Inventory # 456456

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Title: Building of Manhattan, The

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Meticulously accurate line drawings and fascinating text trace Manhattan's growth from a tiny Dutch outpost to the commercial, financial, and cultural heart of the world. This book explains construction above and below ground, including theexcavation of subwaylines and the buildingof bridges and skyscrapers. Hundreds of illustrations reveal intricate details of construction techniques.
Author and illustrator Donald A. Mackay traces Manhattan's history from its first wood, stone, and brick houses to its famous modern structures, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the World Trade Center. Along with historical background, he presents clear explanations and illustrations of the skilled labor and methods behind the island's tunnels, bridges, and train lines. Mackay describes who does what at a construction site, the assembly of a tower crane, and the construction of skyscrapers, from the foundations to the floor-by-floor elevations, along with other amazing procedures that are all part of a day's work in building the big city.A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative."

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