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It's Amazing! Four Extraordinary Skyscrapers

Overview

This interactive book-plus allows readers to learn about a quartet of the world’s most classic skyscrapers--the Empire State Building in Manhattan; the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco; Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and the Bank of China tower in Hong Kong-and then build a versatile two-foot-high tower of their own. The 64-page, pocket-size book is a fascinating exploration of skyscraper design and construction, with interesting facts about the structures and their architects Shreve, Lamb & ...

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Overview

This interactive book-plus allows readers to learn about a quartet of the world’s most classic skyscrapers--the Empire State Building in Manhattan; the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco; Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and the Bank of China tower in Hong Kong-and then build a versatile two-foot-high tower of their own. The 64-page, pocket-size book is a fascinating exploration of skyscraper design and construction, with interesting facts about the structures and their architects Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, William L. Pereira & Associates, Cesar Pelli, and I.M. Pei. Included is a deck of illustrated cards that, when formed into the tower, feature the four skyscrapers on each side. The visually stunning card tower also functions as a lamp. The innovative packaging also has a perforated opening at the top of the box that can serve as the base of the card tower.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416112556
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Edition description: Book and cards
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 3.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Edwin Kiester, Jr. has written more than 10 books and 2,000 articles for such publications as Smithsonian Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and National Geographic Traveler.

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