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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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The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark

By John Tauranac

Cornell University Press
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 creation 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.

Where Is the Empire State Building?

By Janet B. Pascal

Grosset Dunlap
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.

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: 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."
- Booklist

Thirteen Months to Go: The Creation of the Empire State Building

By Geraldine B. Wagner

Brand: Thunder Bay Press (CA)
Hardcover (160 pages)

Thirteen Months to Go: The Creation of the Empire State Building
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The Empire State Building, a construction feat that to this day invokes awe and wonder, began as a contest between two industrial moguls who craved the status of constructing the tallest building in the world. The building was the center of a "race to the skies" competition between Walter Chrysler, of the Chrysler Corporation, and John Jakob Raskob, creator of General Motors, and coincided with the onset of one of the worst economic downturns in American history — the Great Depression. Thirteen Months to Go encompasses the optimism and potential of 1920s New York. It is a wonderful tribute to the perseverance of New Yorkers and an amazing story of fortitude and ambition. 150 photographs are featured.

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

By Charles River Editors

Charles River Editors
Audible Audiobook

The Empire State Building: The History of New York City s Most Iconic Landmark
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"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. It had been used for other skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building, but that's where the comparisons end. At the time, the Empire State Building was unprecedented in almost every aspect of its creation. With a race for dizzying heights underway, ground was broken on the Empire State Building on St. Patrick's Day 1930. The ceremony marking its completion would come just a little more than a year later.

20 Fun Facts about the Empire State Building (Fun Fact File: World Wonders!)

By Emily Mahoney

Gareth Stevens Publishing
Paperback (32 pages)

20 Fun Facts about the Empire State Building (Fun Fact File: World Wonders!)
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Have you ever been to New York City and seen the Empire State Building? This beautiful skyscraper is known as one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Details about its construction, early days, and stories about interesting and unique events that took place here delight and engage, and graphic organizers and eye-catching images draw in even the most reluctant readers. Readers will aspire to see this architectural wonder in person after reading this 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 in its 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.

New York architectural sketches Coloring Book

By David Fox

Plum Stones Press
Paperback (28 pages)

New York architectural sketches Coloring Book
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Twenty-four architectural line drawings of iconic New York landmarks from the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, from the Guggenheim to the Brooklyn Bridge. Includes sketches of Coney Island, Knights in Armor, Central Park Carriage Ride, and the Staten Island Ferry. Ideal for all ages.

New York City: Notebook, Souvenir Journal Diary, Yellow Taxi, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Manhattan, NY, ... NYC / 110 Blank Pages / Vintage Classics Cars

By Retro Notebooks & Julia Notebooks

Independently published
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New York City: Notebook, Souvenir Journal Diary, Yellow Taxi, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Manhattan, NY, ... NYC / 110 Blank Pages / Vintage Classics Cars
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NEW YORK Notebook Journal Sketchbook with Calendar 2020

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Perfect American gift Idea for Teachers Students Adults or Teens for Home School Highschool College or Work use. Ideal for Lectures Notes Journaling Sketches Writing lists Drawing Graphics Planning Doodling or recording your Dreams Draft and Goals

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