The Empire State Building

Author: Ronald A. Reis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119372

Category: Electronic books

Page: 142

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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.
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Building the Empire State Building

An Interactive Engineering Adventure

Author: Allison Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491404000

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6824

"Explores various perspectives on the process of building the Empire State Building. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"--
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The Empire State Building

Author: John S. Berman

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760738894

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 583

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.
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Empire State Building

Author: Tamara L. Britton

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616139625

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4357

Desribes the Empire State Building including its location, construction, and historical and symbolic importance.
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Building the Empire State

Author: Carol Willis,Donald Friedman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393732313

Category: Architecture

Page: 190

View: 2679

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.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.
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The Empire State Building

Author: Theodore James

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 3350

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Building the Empire State

Political Economy in the Early Republic

Author: Brian Phillips Murphy

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812247167

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3175

Building the Empire State examines the origins of American capitalism by tracing how and why business corporations were first introduced into the economy of the early republic. Brian Phillips Murphy follows the collaborations between political leaders and a group of unelected political entrepreneurs, including Robert R. Livingston and Alexander Hamilton, who persuaded legislative powers to grant monopolies corporate status in order to finance and manage civic institutions. Murphy shows how American capitalism grew out of the convergence of political and economic interests, wherein political culture was shaped by business strategies and institutions as much as the reverse. Focusing on the state of New York, a onetime mercantile colony that became home to the first American banks, utilities, canals, and transportation infrastructure projects, Building the Empire State surveys the changing institutional ecology during the first five decades following the American Revolution. Through sustained attention to the Manhattan Company, the steamboat monopoly, the Erie Canal, and the New York & Erie Railroad, Murphy traces the ways entrepreneurs marshaled political and financial capital to sway legislators to support their private plans and interests. By playing a central role in the creation and regulation of institutions that facilitated private commercial transactions, New York State's political officials created formal and informal precedents for the political economy throughout the northeastern United States and toward the expanding westward frontier. The political, economic, and legal consequences organizing the marketplace in this way continue to be felt in the vast influence and privileged position held by corporations in the present day.
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Nearest Thing to Heaven

The Empire State Building and American Dreams

Author: Mark Kingwell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300126129

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 8913

This elegantly written appreciation of the Empire State Building opens up the building’s richness and importance as an icon of America. The book leads us through the facts surrounding the skyscraper’s conception and construction, then enters into a provocative theoretical discussion of its function as an icon, its representation in pictures, literature, and film, and the implications of its iconic status as New York’s most important architectural monument to ambition and optimism. The Empire State Building literally cannot be seen in its totality, from any perspective. And paradoxically, this building of unmistakable solidity has been made invisible by familiarity and reproduction through imagery. Mark Kingwell encourages us to look beneath the strong physical presence of the building, to become aware of its evolving layers of meaning, and to see how the building lives within a unique imaginative space in the landscape of the American consciousness. He offers new ways of understanding the Empire State Building in all its complexity and surprising insights into its special role as an American icon.
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The Empire State Building

The Making of a Landmark

Author: John Tauranac

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471095

Category: Architecture

Page: 405

View: 9479

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.
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Joe and the Skyscraper

The Empire State Building in New York City

Author: N.A

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 379132103X

Category: Architecture

Page: 28

View: 380

Looks at the construction of the Empire State Building from the perspective of a sixteen-year-old water boy who worked on the project.
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The Empire State Building

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822594048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2365

People come from all over the world to see the Empire State Building. You can see all of New York City from the top of this tall skyscraper! Just how many floors does the Empire State Building have? And how long did it take workers to create this amazing structure? Read this book to find out!
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Where Is the Empire State Building?

Author: Janet Pascal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698412176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1082

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.
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The Empire State Building

Author: Gini Holland

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780817249199

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1093

Chronicles the building of the world famous skyscraper, describes its occupants, and explores its popularity in films.
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Empire State Building

When New York Reached for the Skies

Author: Elizabeth Mann

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442051706

Category:

Page: 48

View: 1577

Discusses the history, design, and construction of New York City's Empire State Building.
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The Empire State Building

The History of New York Citys Most Iconic Landmark

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781543005295

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Page: N.A

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Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0307983218

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2862

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.
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The Empire State Building

Author: Lewis Wickes Hine,Freddy Langer

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791324913

Category: Photography

Page: 103

View: 2283

Lewis W. Hine's famous photographs document the construction of the empire State Building, the world's tallest building at the time. In the brilliant black-and-white photographs collected in this volume, Hine pays tribute to the human spirit by dramatically contrasting the workers with the mammoth scale of the structure. Thousands of construction workers, electricians, and other technicians risked their lives to ensure that the skyscrapers rose to its now legendary height. Hine's genius lay in observing these men at work, and creating a photo-journalistic record of their daring and perseverance. Hine's photos also give us a surprising glimpse into blue collar America in the 1930s when jobs were scarce and morale was at rock bottom. The faces of the men swinging from cables, dangling from beams, and relaxing on the Empire State's unfinished steel peaks convey anything but despair.
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Empire State Building

Author: Sheryl Peterson

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583414392

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7206

A tour of the greatest man-made wonders on earth
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Building the Empire State Building

Author: Elsie Olson

Publisher: Super Sandcastle

ISBN: 9781532111105

Category:

Page: N.A

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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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The Empire State Building

Author: Meish Goldish

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 9781944102432

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8786

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.
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