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The Empire State Building

Author : Ronald A. Reis
ISBN : 9781438119373
Genre : Electronic books
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It was to be a structure like no other: the largest and tallest skyscraper in the world. Initial plans for the Empire State Building called for an Art Deco masterwork to rise 1,000 feet, with 80 stories of rental space. The high-rise was to completely fill the 84,000-square-foot site of the former Waldorf-Astoria, then New Yorks most opulent hotel. Hopes were high that the Empire State Building would accelerate Midtown Manhattans stride toward commercial prominence, pulling more business uptown. Built in the early years of the Great Depression, during which one out of four New Yorkers was out of work, the Empire State Buildings construction was thought by many to be a foolish undertaking. Yet, it was completed under budget and ahead of schedule, and the commercial colossus has stood through good times and bad as a symbol of daring, beauty, and American invention.
Category: Electronic books

Where Is The Empire State Building

Author : Janet B. Pascal
ISBN : 9780698412170
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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New York City boasts one of the most famous skylines in the world, and the Empire State Building is undeniably the focal point of this incredible view. At 102 stories, the structure was no small feat. In fact, its construction coincided with the onset of the Great Depression, and so progress was met with numerous setbacks. Still, because of the efficiency that went into the building's development, it only took a year and forty-five days to complete! In this informative, easy-to-read account, Janet B. Pascal describes the rise of skyscrapers in the United States, the intricacies of the groundbreaking construction process, and the effect the iconic Empire State Building continues to have today.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Empire State Building

Author : John S. Berman
ISBN : 0760738890
Genre : History
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It is the world's most famous skyscraper, a gleaming Art Deco tower of steel, concrete and marble that is the enduring symbol of New York. Conceived by Governor Alfred E. Smith, the project commenced on January 22, 1930, less than two months after the Black Tuesday stock market crash, as America entered the beginnings of the Great Depression. Along with the revealing text, a wealth of archival photographs taken before, during and after construction illustrate the mammoth undertaking. Every image pays tribute to the steelworkers, riveters, stone masons and the thousands of other unsung heroes whose fearlessness and skill enabled the tower to rise in little more than a year's time, and gave birth to a legendary icon of American vision and ingenuity.
Category: History

Empire State Building

Author : Joanna Lewis
ISBN : 0821413996
Genre : Business & Economics
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This history of administrative thought and practice in colonial Kenya looks at the ways in which white people tried to engineer social change. It asks four questions: - Why was Kenya's welfare operation so idiosyncratic and spartan compared with that of other British colonies? - Why did a transformation from social welfare to community development produce further neglect of the very poor? - Why was there no equivalent to the French tradition of community medicine? - If there was a transformatory element of colonial rule that sought to address poverty, where and why did it fall down? The answers offer revealing insight into the dynamics of rule in the late colonial period in Kenya.
Category: Business & Economics

Building The Empire State

Author : Skyscraper Museum
ISBN : 0393730301
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Traces the construction of the Empire State Building, which was completed in eleven months, and presents highlights from the notebooks of the firm that built it
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Empire State Building

Author : Meish Goldish
ISBN : 1944102434
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In 1930, anyone walking down Fifth Avenue in the middle of New York City would have seen an incredible sight. A forest of giant steel beams rose hundreds of feet into the sky. Thousands of men stood on the beams cutting, drilling, and hammering. The workers were constructing the Empire State Building--the tallest skyscraper the world had ever seen. The Empire State Building traces the incredible story of the 102-story skyscraper, starting with the dream of two wealthy businessmen and ending with the completion of the awe-inspiring building. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to excite even the most reluctant readers.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Empire State Building Book

Author : Jonathan Goldman
ISBN : 0312244568
Genre : History
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Ever since it was built in 1931, the Empire State Building has been the symbol of New York, and it has retained its fascination even though it has lost its crown as the World's Tallest. In this unique and visually exciting book on the phenomenon--an irresistible gift for anyone who loves New York, Art Deco architecture, or popular culture--eclectic representations of the building by artists (including original works commissioned for this book by Paul Degen, Henrik Drescher, Randall Enos, Eugene Mihaesco, Edward Sorel, Ralph Steadman, and others), photographers, moviemakers, and souvenir manufacturers are complemented by a witty, intriguing commentary on a structure that has been variously known as the Empty State Building, the world's largest Christmas tree, and the most distinguished address in the world.
Category: History

The Empire State Building

Author : Craig A. Doherty
ISBN : 1567111165
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the history of the Empire State Building, emphasizing basic architecture, engineering, and mechanical procedures of construction.
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Building The Empire State Building

Author : Elsie Olson
ISBN : 153211110X
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The Empire State Building is a famous skyscraper. It was once the tallest building in the world! In Building the Empire State Building, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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Thirteen Months To Go

Author : Geraldine B. Wagner
ISBN : 1592231055
Genre : Architecture
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The Empire State Building, a construction fear that to this day invokes awe and wonder, began as a contest between two industrial moguls who croved the status of constructing the tallest building in the world. The building was the center of a "race to the skies" competition between Walter Chrysler, of the Chrysler Corporation, and John Jakob Raskob, creator of General Motors, and coincided with the onset of one of the worst economic downturns in American history -- the Great Depression. Thirteen Months to Go encompasses the optimism and potential of 1920s New York. It is a wonderful tribute to the perseverance of New Yorkers and on amazing story of fortitude and ambition.
Category: Architecture

Sky Boys How They Built The Empire State Building

Author : Deborah Hopkinson
ISBN : 9780307983213
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book and ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book provides a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. It’s 1930 and times are tough for Pop and his son. But look! On the corner of 34th Street and 5th Avenue, a building straight and simple as a pencil is being built in record time. Hundreds of men are leveling, shoveling, hauling. They’re hoisting 60,000 tons of steal, stacking 10 million bricks, eating lunch in the clouds. And when they cut ribbon and the crowds rush in, the boy and his father will be among the first to zoom up to the top of the tallest building in the world and see all of Manhattan spread at their feet.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Empire State Building

Author : Kiel Moe
ISBN : 1940291844
Genre : Architecture
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The Empire State Building

Author : Lewis Wickes Hine
ISBN : OCLC:1148916570
Genre : Construction workers
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Empire State Building

Author : Lori Dittmer
ISBN : 1628326867
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Landmarks of America functions as an accessible and highly educational series of introductory travel guides to eight of the most popular landmarks in the United States. Combining history and science to study the making of the structure, each book includes an activity that supports an applied understanding of an engineering or construction concept. Readers seeking adventure or just further information will clamor to explore these precious national treasures for themselves! Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Empire State Building, one of New York City's most well-known landmarks.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Empire State Building

Author : Wonders Notebook
ISBN : 1548754447
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This Journal/ Notebook is perfect gift for someone special in your life -15.24x 22.86 Cm (6"X 9") Cover: Tough glossy paperback. Binding: Secure professional trade paperback binding, i.e. it's built to last; pages won't fall out after a few months of use. Makes the Perfect Gift Surprise someone special in your life and make them smile. Good Luck and Happy Journaling.
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The Empire State Building

Author : John Tauranac
ISBN : 0801479398
Genre : Architecture
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The Empire State Building is the landmark book on one of the world’s most notable landmarks. Since its publication in 1995, John Tauranac’s book, focused on the inception and construction of the building, has stood as the most comprehensive account of the structure. Moreover, it is far more than a work in architectural history; Tauranac tells a larger story of the politics of urban development in and through the interwar years. In a new epilogue to the Cornell edition, Tauranac highlights the continuing resonance and influence of the Empire State Building in the rapidly changing post-9/11 cityscape.
Category: Architecture

Empire State Building

Author : Erinn Banting
ISBN : 1489699406
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the history, people, and science behind the construction of the Empire State Building. Includes activity page, quiz, and glossary.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction