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13 Skyscrapers Children Should Know13 Skyscrapers Children Should Know

By Brad Finger

This newest addition to Prestel's acclaimed series, which introduces
children to important works of art and architecture, takes young readers
around the world to investigate how tall buildings are constructed and
what makes them so appealing. There's something irresistible about a
skyscraper. It can reshape an entire city skyline, and from the
building's top floors, people can see the world from a different
perspective. Travelling from New York City to Dubai, from London to
Shanghai, and from Kuala Lumpur to Chicago, this colorful book features
double-page spreads for each of the skyscrapers it profiles. Each
chapter includes photographs, information on the building's architect
and history, and interesting facts about its construction and use. For
instance, why is the Chrysler Building so admired, even though it
doesn't stand nearly as tall as other skyscrapers? How do you measure
the height of a building and how do you make sure it doesn't topple over
in strong winds? How has skyscraper technology changed from the steel
frame skeletons that supported the earliest towers to the advanced
computer programs that are now needed to design buildings more than 100
stories high? How has city life changed since the first skyscrapers were
built? Written in a style that will draw in young readers, this
fascinating tour of the world's tallest buildings will satisfy even the
most curious minds. Publisher: Prestel

Code: 20730

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