Super Structures

Super Structures

by John Malam, Mark Bergin
     
 

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The Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France, took only two years to build and was the tallest structure in the world when completed in 1889. The Petronas Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia currently hold the record and are 1,483 ft (452 m) tall.

What are skyscrapers made of? How were early homes built? Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean? From town houses to tower blocks

Overview

The Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France, took only two years to build and was the tallest structure in the world when completed in 1889. The Petronas Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia currently hold the record and are 1,483 ft (452 m) tall.

What are skyscrapers made of? How were early homes built? Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean? From town houses to tower blocks, shrines to skyscrapers, find out about the amazing structures dreamed up by architects and made into reality by skilled engineers and builders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531118757
Publisher:
Children's Press(CT)
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Fast Forward Series
Edition description:
A FRANKLIN
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
IG1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 Years

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