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The Resource The building of Manhattan, Donald Mackay., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

The building of Manhattan, Donald Mackay., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
The building of Manhattan
Title
The building of Manhattan
Statement of responsibility
Donald Mackay.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meticulously accurate line drawings and fascinating text trace Manhattan's growth from a tiny Dutch outpost to the commercial, financial, and cultural heart of the world. This book explains construction above and below ground, including excavating subway lines and building bridges and skyscrapers. Hundreds of illustrations reveal intricate details of construction techniques
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Mackay, Donald
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
no index present
Intended audience
NC1240L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Building
  • Public works
  • Building
  • Buildings
  • Public works
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
The building of Manhattan, Donald Mackay., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFACE; IN THE BEGINNING; THE MANHATTAN INDIANS; AND THEN THE DUTCH CAME; WOOD, STONE, AND BRICK; FORT AMSTERDAM; STUYVESANT SURRENDERS; 1664: NEW AMSTERDAM IS NOW NEW YORK; COLONIAL NEW YORK: 1664-1783; MECHANICKS, SLAVES, AND APPRENTICES; THE APPRENTICE; THE INDENTURED SERVANT; THE SLAVE; CAPITAL OF THE NEW NATION: 1785-1790; 1811: A PLAN FOR GROWTH; POPULATION PRESSURES: 1811-1850; THE CAST-IRON BUILDING; THE "SAFETY HOISTER" RAISES THE ROOF; THE WONDER OF THE IMAGINATION; THE SKILL OF THE ENGINEER; THE IRON SKELETON
  • "An iron bridge truss stood on end"1850 to 1900; the flatiron building: 1901; the woolworth building: 1913; boom and bust: 1900-1930; the empire state building: 1930- 1931; the riveter: 1.92 plus half a cent an hour; the derrick; courage ... skill . . .; ... and preparation; midtown manhattan ... rockefeller center: 1931; out of the depression: 1930-1965; downtown manhattan ... the world trade center: 1966-1971; keeping the hudson river out; a problem in levitation; carrying the weight; a city within the city; zoning: an attempt to set rational limits
  • The architect: concept and detailthe city's vital services; the busy underground; the subway; water fit to drink; electricity ... lifeline of the city; steam; gas; telephone; and empire city subway; sewage; going ... going . . .; ... gone; test borings; and drilling rock; the power of compressed air; the excavators; dynamite!; stand clear!; hard hats; who does what at a construction site; the surveyor; shoring up the outer walls; the foundation; digging in lower manhattan; bull's liver and other problems; as the city builds; concrete; the reinforced concrete skyscraper
  • From liquid mass to hardened solidsalamanders; the big cranes; tower cranes; assembling a tower crane; raising the crane's height; private places public spaces; steel; steel; and ironworkers; look out below!; spud wrenches; from beam; to beam; the welder; the floors take shape; the outer skin; trades and unions; up and down ... at 20 miles an hour; skyscraper stress; acrophobia ... fear of heights; the sounds of the city; acknowledgments; sources
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486135908
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012500338
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857119782
Label
The building of Manhattan, Donald Mackay., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFACE; IN THE BEGINNING; THE MANHATTAN INDIANS; AND THEN THE DUTCH CAME; WOOD, STONE, AND BRICK; FORT AMSTERDAM; STUYVESANT SURRENDERS; 1664: NEW AMSTERDAM IS NOW NEW YORK; COLONIAL NEW YORK: 1664-1783; MECHANICKS, SLAVES, AND APPRENTICES; THE APPRENTICE; THE INDENTURED SERVANT; THE SLAVE; CAPITAL OF THE NEW NATION: 1785-1790; 1811: A PLAN FOR GROWTH; POPULATION PRESSURES: 1811-1850; THE CAST-IRON BUILDING; THE "SAFETY HOISTER" RAISES THE ROOF; THE WONDER OF THE IMAGINATION; THE SKILL OF THE ENGINEER; THE IRON SKELETON
  • "An iron bridge truss stood on end"1850 to 1900; the flatiron building: 1901; the woolworth building: 1913; boom and bust: 1900-1930; the empire state building: 1930- 1931; the riveter: 1.92 plus half a cent an hour; the derrick; courage ... skill . . .; ... and preparation; midtown manhattan ... rockefeller center: 1931; out of the depression: 1930-1965; downtown manhattan ... the world trade center: 1966-1971; keeping the hudson river out; a problem in levitation; carrying the weight; a city within the city; zoning: an attempt to set rational limits
  • The architect: concept and detailthe city's vital services; the busy underground; the subway; water fit to drink; electricity ... lifeline of the city; steam; gas; telephone; and empire city subway; sewage; going ... going . . .; ... gone; test borings; and drilling rock; the power of compressed air; the excavators; dynamite!; stand clear!; hard hats; who does what at a construction site; the surveyor; shoring up the outer walls; the foundation; digging in lower manhattan; bull's liver and other problems; as the city builds; concrete; the reinforced concrete skyscraper
  • From liquid mass to hardened solidsalamanders; the big cranes; tower cranes; assembling a tower crane; raising the crane's height; private places public spaces; steel; steel; and ironworkers; look out below!; spud wrenches; from beam; to beam; the welder; the floors take shape; the outer skin; trades and unions; up and down ... at 20 miles an hour; skyscraper stress; acrophobia ... fear of heights; the sounds of the city; acknowledgments; sources
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486135908
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012500338
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857119782

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