Extreme Structures

Extreme Structures

Mega-constructions of the 21st Century

Book - 2006
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Have you ever wondered how the tallest buildings in the world are constructed? What makes them safe? Extreme Structures is a fascinating look at how the coolest buildings and structures in the world were built and what structures will come in the future. Beautiful color images and digital illustrations explain what the future of the designed world will look like. Exciting details include: The world's tallest towers; Amazing high-tech housing, hotels, shopping malls, and museums; Architectural secrets that helped build the Great Wall of China; The longest tunnels of the world; How theme park rides can teach us about design and structures; The world's amazing bridges.
Publisher: New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2006
ISBN: 0778728722 (pb : alk. paper)
9780778728726 (pb : alk. paper)
0778728587 (rlb : alk. paper)
9780778728580 (rlb : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: J624.1 JEF
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm

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Apr 13, 2013

This book has large photographs and drawings of some of the largest and tallest and longest structures of today, and the author describes them in a very easy to read way. It is not a book that describes the building process of these structure, but does have a couple of pages on "Deep Diggers", the powerful machines that drill tunnels under land and water.

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