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Building the Empire State (1998)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Non-Fiction
Subject Empire State Building - design and history
Publication Date 1998
Format Hardcover (11.4 mm)
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
A rediscovered 1930s notebook charts the construction of the Empire State Building. Constructed in eleven months, the 1250-foot Empire State Building, the world's tallest skyscraper from 1931 to 1971, was a marvel of modern engineering. The frame rose more than a story a day; no comparable building since has matched that rate of ascent. The construction of the Empire State Building was orchestrated by general contractors Starrett Brothers and Eken, premier "skyline builders" of the 1920s. They scheduled the delivery of materials and the construction and recorded daily the number of workers by trade. Compiled from these records, an in-house notebook documented the construction process. Meticulously typed on graph paper and illustrated with construction photographs, this unique document combines a professional specificity of detail with a charming rhapsody to the firm's crowning achievement.
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LoC Classification TH4311.B85 1998
Dewey 690/.52/097471
ISBN 0393730301
Edition [1st ed.]
Cover Price $29.95
No. of Pages 190
First Edition Yes
Rare No