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- Auteur: Dietrich Neumann, Anne Heritage
- Editeur: Prestel Publishing
- Date de parution: 14 Septembre 2005
- Format: Relié
- Dimensions: 24 cm x 29 cm x 1 cm
- Nombre de pages:
- Prix indicatif: 7,62 € - Acheter ce livre sur

From School Library Journal

Gr 3-5-Cursory glances at two topics dealing with architecture and construction. Where We Live offers a hodgepodge of facts about the methods and materials humans have used to create shelter for themselves over the ages. Dark type is frequently placed on dark illustrations, and captions and text are often scattered around the double-page spreads. Philip Wilkinson's Building (Knopf, 1995) is broader in scope and presents information in a more interesting and lively manner. Joe and the Skyscraper traces the construction of the Empire State Building through the eyes of a 16-year-old water boy who worked on the project. Original photographs, many by Lewis W. Hine, offer fascinating views from the girders and pulleys. A note tells readers that Joe Carbonelli actually worked on the building but nothing indicates that the events chronicled are based on fact and details are sketchy. Most collections will be better served by Craig A. Doherty's The Empire State Building (Blackbirch, 1997).-Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, Austin Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description

The Empire State Building in New York City is probably the most famous building in America, and not only because of King Kong! When it was being built almost 70 years ago, 3,500 workers were employed on its site. One of them was sixteen-year-old Joe Carbonelli, whose job was to carry drinking water up to the other workers. Joe's story explains how the world's tallest skyscraper was built in only 18 months, a tower 1,250 feet high with 102 floors. People called it the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Publisher comments

'Adventures in Architecture' is a bright and exciting series that opens up the world of architecture to children of all ages. It tantalizes and inspires by seeking answers to the 'story' behind the building.

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