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Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark (edition 1997)

by John Tauranac

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Member:Schmerguls
Title:Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark
Authors:John Tauranac
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (1997), Edition: 1, Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:New York, history, architecture, Al Smith

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This book was published in 1995 so it does not compare the damage to the Empire State Building by the bomber crash into it in July 1945 to the horrendous events of September 11. Till the World Trade Center twin towers were built the Empire State Building was hte tallest building in the country. The book tells well the extraordinary way it was built, in 18 months, and it was opened May 1, 1931. It was empty mostly in the 1930s but is now fully tenanted, per this book. The details of the bomber crashing into it are told fully--and are tragic but fade into insignificance when compared to the events of September ll. This book is full of interesting information--I just wish it had been written after Sept 11 and that that date had been considered to show how things would have occurred if an airliner had crashed into the Empire State Builing. ( )
  Schmerguls | Dec 20, 2012 |
Great book introducing young children to the building and construction of the Empire State building in New York. ( )
  Bamulholland | Jun 7, 2010 |
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The Empire State Building is the companion volume to the Museum of the City of New York's definitive exhibition: "A Dream Well Planned: The Empire State Building."

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