New York: Penguin Group, 1990.
First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". x, 388pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of dust jacket. Brown paper over boards with spine backed in blue cloth and lettered in red. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and sound. Includes sixteen pages of color photographs.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Everyone loves to watch a building taking shape: How high can a skyscraper go? How do engineers know it will actually stand? Who decides what it will look like and what materials should be used? Skyscraper goes behind the scenes, offering insight into how architects perfect their aesthetic conceptions, engineers apply their technical know-how, and construction workers contribute their strength and endurance. With black and white line illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page color insert, Skyscraper presents the full, detailed, often dramatic story of a magnificent achievement--and the human forces that make it happen.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #6400