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Empire State Building


Empire State Building, New York City, New York:
Empire State Building, New York City, New York
The Empire State Building is currently the tallest building in New York City, New York, and the 2nd tallest building in the United States. It was the tallest building in the world from 1931 until 1972.

The Empire State Building is open to the public. There is a public outdoor observatory on the 86th floor, and an observation deck on the 102nd floor.


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350 5th Ave
New York
NY 10118
United States


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Building the Empire State

Willis, Carol (EDT)/ Willis, Carol (CON)/ Friedman, Donald (CON)
Paperback (192 pages)

Building the Empire State
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A rediscovered 1930s notebook charts the construction of the Empire State Building.

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.

Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies (Wonders of the World Book)

By Elizabeth Mann

Mikaya Press
Paperback (48 pages)

Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies (Wonders of the World Book)
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From start to finish, Mann tracks the wonders of architecture, engineering, and construction that went into the creation of the tallest building in the world for the time. Fascinating profiles describe the individuals who dreamed of and built this architectural marvel. Archival photographs recreate the heady world of the steelworkers out on the girders, high above the city streets.

Wonders of the World series

The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

"One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers."
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Where Is the Empire State Building?

By Janet Pascal

Pascal Janet
Released: 2015-05-19
Paperback (112 pages)

Where Is the Empire State Building?
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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.

The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark

By John Tauranac

Tauranac John
Paperback (408 pages)

The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark
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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.

The Empire State Building: The History of New York City’s Most Iconic Landmark

By Charles River Editors

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (52 pages)

The Empire State Building: The History of New York City’s Most Iconic Landmark
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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the design and construction of the building by newspapers, tourists, and those who worked on it *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline. The shapes and the thought that made them. The sky over New York and the will of man made visible... Let them come to New York, stand on the shore of the Hudson, look and kneel. When I see the city from my window - no, I don't feel how small I am - but I feel that if a war came to threaten this, I would like to throw myself into space, over the city, and protect these buildings with my body.” – Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Of all the great cities in the world, few personify their country like New York City. As America’s largest city and best known immigration gateway into the country, the Big Apple represents the beauty, diversity and sheer strength of the United States, a global financial center that has enticed people chasing the “American Dream” for centuries. Given that history, it’s fitting that the Empire State Building is the city’s most famous building, a soaring skyscraper that has been one of the tallest buildings in the world for nearly a century and the most recognizable landmark in New York. The Empire State Building was constructed using the Art Deco style, which was trendy during the era and had been used for other skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building, but that’s where the comparisons end, because the Empire State Building was unprecedented in almost every aspect at the time of its creation. With a race for dizzying heights underway, ground was broken on the Empire State Building on St. Patrick’s Day 1930, and the ceremony marking its completion would come just a little more than a year later. Employing thousands of workers and somehow managing only to lose 5, the gargantuan building soared to nearly 1500 feet tall before topping out. Ironically, it took awhile for the Empire State Building to attract businesses, in large measure due to the fact it was built at the height of the Great Depression, but before long it became synonymous with New York City itself. The building has generated notorious headlines, such as when a B-25 bomber crashed into the building in 1945, and it has been featured in too many movies to count, including its most famous role in King Kong (1933) just a few years after its completion. Indeed, the Empire State Building continues to be not just an instantly identifiable landmark in New York City but also a crucially valuable one that is still visited and used by thousands of people a day. The Empire State Building: The History of New York City’s Most Iconic Landmark chronicles the construction and history of the Big Apple’s most famous building. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Empire State Building like never before, in no time at all.

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

By Deborah Hopkinson

Dragonfly Books
Released: 2012-01-10
Paperback (48 pages)

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
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The unbeatable team of Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome present a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. Join a young boy as he watches the Empire State Building being constructed from scratch, then travels to the top to look down on all of New York City in 1931. Hopkinson, a master of historical fiction, and Ransome, an award-winning illustrator, dazzle us with this ALA Notable and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book.

Empire, State & Building

By Kiel Moe

Actar
Paperback (300 pages)

Empire, State & Building
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This book considers the material basis of building as a key impetus of both urbanization and the energetics of urban life. The otherwise externalized material geographies and thermodynamics of building’s material basis reveal much about the dynamics and efficacy of how we build. This book plots the material history and geography for one plot of land in Manhattan―the parcel of land under the Empire State Building―over the past two hundred years. Through rich illustrations, it tracks all the building material that have passed through this parcel or remain it in geographic and ecological dynamics: spatially (in terms of their geographic material footprints and industrial processes) and quantitatively (in terms of embodied energy, embodied carbon, and emergy flow). In successive chapters, the book articulates the empire and states that are inherent to building, but remain unconsidered―abstract and unknown―by architects.

Building the Empire State Building: An Interactive Engineering Adventure (You Choose: Engineering Marvels)

By Allison Lassieur

Capstone Press
Paperback (112 pages)

Building the Empire State Building: An Interactive Engineering Adventure (You Choose: Engineering Marvels)
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The Roaring 20s are in high gear, and so is skyscraper fever in New York City. People are fascinated by the plans to build the Empire State Building―the world’s tallest building yet. Will you: Be an eager young assistant at the architecture firm Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon, the firm designing the Empire State Building? Join the project as a construction worker high atop the building as it rises above the city? Work as a water boy who carries water to the thirsty construction workers on the project? Experience situations taken from real life. YOU CHOOSE what you’ll do next. The choices you make will either lead you and the project to success―or to failure.

Nearest Thing to Heaven: The Empire State Building and American Dreams (Icons of America)

By Mark Kingwell

Yale University Press
Hardcover (256 pages)

Nearest Thing to Heaven: The Empire State Building and American Dreams (Icons of America)
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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.

Empire State Building

By Andrea Lattanzi Barcelò

Area 51 Short
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Empire State Building
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L'Empire State Building è uno dei grattacieli newyorchesi più famosi e visitati, simbolo della città insieme a monumenti come la Statua della Libertà, Central Park e le compiante Torri Gemelle. L'edificio raggiunge i 443 metri, ha 6500 finestre e più di 70 ascensori disposti attorno all'asse centrale. Nessuna visita a New York può quindi dirsi completa senza aver visto questo magnifico palazzo, ammirato la sua architettura, per stupirsi davanti ai suoi primati tecnici e godere della stupefacente vista panoramica della città che si può apprezzare dalla sua cima.

Gli Audiomonumenti sono un nuovo modo di vedere l'arte dei monumenti più importanti del mondo. In questi brevi ritratti, scoprirai la progettazione e le vicende che hanno portato alla loro costruzione, ma anche i segreti che nascondono e i dettagli più curiosi che li legano indissolubilmente alla storia e alla cultura della città o del luogo che li ospita.


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