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Building big / by David Macaulay.

Macaulay, David (Author).
Book Book (2000.)
Description: 192 p. : col. ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
19 of 20 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 current hold with 20 total copies.
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Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction NA 2555 .M24 2000 (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 1451775601 (Permabound)
  • ISBN: 9781451775600 (Permabound)
  • ISBN: 9780618465279
  • ISBN: 0618465278
  • ISBN: 9780395963319
  • ISBN: 0395963311
General Note: "Walter Lorraine books"
Contents: Bridges. Ponte Fabricio -- Iron Bridge -- Britannia Bridge -- Garabit Viaduct -- Firth of Forth -- Golden Gate Bridge -- Ponte de Normandie -- Tunnels. Two ancient tunnels -- Hoosac Tunnel -- Thames Tunnel -- Holland Tunnel -- The Channel Tunnel -- The Big Dig -- Dams. Itá Dam -- Hoover Dam -- Aswan High Dam -- Itaipu Dam -- Domes. Pantheon -- Hagia Sophia -- Sehzade Mosque -- St. Peter's Basilica -- Les Invalides -- St. Paul's Cathedral -- United States Capitol -- Astrodome -- Skyscrapers. Reliance Building -- Woolworth Building -- Chrysler Building -- Empire State Building -- John Hancock Building -- World Trade Center -- Sears Tower -- Citigroup Center -- Petronas Towers -- Commerzbank Frankfurt.
Summary: Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction. As only he can, David Macaulay engages readers' imaginations and gets them thinking about structures they see and use every day -- bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams. In Building Big he focuses on the connections between the planning and design problems and the solutions that are finally reached. Whether a structure is imposing or inspiring, he shows us that common sense and logic play just as important a part in architecture as imagination and technology do. As always, Macaulay inspires readers of all ages to look at their world in a new way.
Citation: Macaulay, David. "Building big." Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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