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The Sears Tower [Library Binding]

Sleeping Bear Press
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Sept. 17 2006 Building America (Blackbirch Hardcover)
When the Sears Tower was commissioned in the 1960's, it seemed natural that the world's largest retailer should be headquartered in the world's tallest building. Like most American businesses at the time, Sears projected growth based on the historic success of the company and an optimistic view of the future. With that in mind, they set out to tackle the many design and engineering obstacles that faced them in building a 110-floor structure that soared 1,454 feet into the air. Today, the Sears Tower is still the tallest building in the world and stands as one of the most notable achievements in American architecture, design, and engineering.

Our nation's unique identity has been formed, in large part, by the monuments and landmarks we have erected. Structures such as the famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., stand today as permanent reminders of the people and events that have built a strong America. Many of these structures made history even as they were created; most integrated the latest in design and technology and required the skills of thousands of workers. For the first time, the Building America series chronicles the massive undertakings that mark some of the greatest triumphs of human engineering. The fact that these projects were even attempted, and then completed successfully, is a testament to the boldness of human ingenuity and a tribute to the brave spirit of the American people. It is that special spirit that is now captured in the pages of the Building America series.

Grades 3-7; 7 1/2 x 9; 48 pages; 40-45 photos; Chronology; Glossary; Further Reading; Source; Notes; Index


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Grade 4-6. The story behind this symbol of America's freedom and democracy. The statue itself was an engineering feat for the 19th century as revealed in this well-written and researched, entertaining history that emphasizes its architecture and construction. Black-and-white archival photographs and reproductions of the statue as it was being built over the years and full-color photos of it as it stands today enhance the text.?Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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[SERIES LAST REVIEWED IN BKL S 15 95, under Doherty, Craig A. Gr. 3^-6.] --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great simple Book April 18 2001
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This book is great for kids and has many exciting pictures and facts about the largest building in America
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great simple Book April 18 2001
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This book is great for kids and has many exciting pictures and facts about the largest building in America
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This book was thorough enough for my son's school report and yet easy to understand. The content wasn't just fluff--it had enough relevant facts without being too technical.
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