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Did you know that it took ten million bricks to build the Empire State Building?

Did you know that residents of the John Hancock Center sometimes have to call down to the doorman to find out the weather on the streets below?

Did you know a building in Dubai is planned to be nearly one half mile high?

In Skyscraper, Lynn Curlee delves into one of man's endless fascinat
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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If you have ever wanted to know any kind of information about skyscrapers, this is the book for you! It is packed with information on the different buildings that fall under this category from around the world. It provides illustrations comparing different heights amongst skyscrapers as well as comparative dates. The illustrations are gorgeous and the design would be enjoyed by all ages. This would be a great book for a parent to read to a child over a couple of nights, especially if that child ...more
Feb 17, 2014 Mrs. rated it liked it
This was a good, short history on the different types of architecture and building materials used to build skyscrapers throughout the past century. I loved the full-page color illustrations. And I was surprised to read about Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for the perfect mile-high tower concept (utopian vision).
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Planning a trip to New York and this was perfect. Short and concise while very informative and interesting. It's made me pay much more attention to skyscrapers and large buildings.
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Skyscraper by Lynn Curlee, is a book with a good description ideology and astonishing heights of fashion architecture and the human spirit.
This book is filled with historical information and knowledge about skyscrapers in America that will truly amaze the readers. Skyscraper the American invention is here to rule the world!
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Pair with Sky Boys to get the technical and the human side of building a skyscraper.
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