Empire State Building
10" x 10"
48 pages, Color
When New York reached for the skies.
It was 1929 and the race was on to put up the tallest building in the world. Less than two years later, the race was over and the age of skyscrapers had its exclamation point.
Empire State Building tells the story of an American icon. From demolition to finishing touches, author Elizabeth Mann tracks the wonders of its architecture, engineering, and construction. From millionaires to laborers, she captures the human stories behind the technical wizardry. From the rise of a great city to the depths of the Great Depression, she traces the historical forces behind the creation of the world's most famous skyscraper.
Empire State Building is a fascinating look at this enduring symbol of New York.
Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, Honor Book-2004
National Council for Teachers of English
Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies for 2004
National Council for Social Studies and the The Children's Book Council
Best Children's Book
New York Magazine
Book of Outstanding Merit
Children's Book Committee, Bank Street College
"The latest book in the excellent Wonders of the World series...Mann writes with clarity about the technical aspects... and with verve about the building's inspiring effect on New Yorkers."
"A top choice...Mann's exploration of this New York City icon will capture the imagination of report writers and general readers alike."
, School Library Journal
Alan Witschonke graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. He has won awards from both The Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts magazine. He lives in Belmont, MA with his two sons and his wife, Judith Love, who is also an illustrator. He is the illustrator of The Brooklyn Bridge
, Empire State Building, Statue Of Liberty
, The Great Wall
, and Hoover Dam
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