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Building the Empire State: With Essays by Carol Willis and Donald Friedman (Norton Book for Architects & Designers)

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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. 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.

Synopsis:

Constructed in 11 months, the Empire State Building was a marvel of modern engineering. This notebook from the 1930s charts the construction of this building. Compiled from their records, this notebook, combines professional specificity of detail with a rhapsody to the firm's crowning achievement.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Carol Willis, an architectural historian and founder of The Skyscraper Museum.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393730302
Editor:
Willis, Carol
Other:
Friedman, Donald
Editor:
Willis, Carol
Author:
Willis, Carol
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Empire state building (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
Architecture-Types
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Norton Book for Architects and Designers
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11.4 x 8.8 x 0.7 in 2.01 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Constructed in 11 months, the Empire State Building was a marvel of modern engineering. This notebook from the 1930s charts the construction of this building. Compiled from their records, this notebook, combines professional specificity of detail with a rhapsody to the firm's crowning achievement.
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