"COWBOYS OF THE SKY" HONORED ON NATIONAL SKYSCRAPER DAY

September 03, 2020

"COWBOYS OF THE SKY" HONORED ON NATIONAL SKYSCRAPER DAY

HOW TALL IS THE TALLEST BUILDING IN YOUR TOWN? Ours is four stories. To be considered a skyscraper today, a building has to be at least forty stories tall! Today, September 3 is NATIONAL SKYSCRAPER DAY. Let’s set our imaginations soaring with books celebrating these engineering feats and those who build them.
Sky Bozs: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson
Experience the construction of the Empire State Building through the eyes of a young boy in SKY BOYS. James Ransome’s powerful illustrations attest to the daunting scope of the project and the strength of the workmen. Deborah Hopkinson’s poetic words give them wings. “Wouldn’t you love to be one of them, the breeze in your face and your muscles as strong as the girder you ride?”
The Empire State Building by John Tauranac
THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING is the landmark book on one of the world's most notable landmarks. Since its publication in 1995, John Tauranac's book, focused on the inception and construction of the building, has stood as the most comprehensive account of the structure. ---Chicago Tribune
Skywalkers by David Weitzman
“Cowboys of the Sky” was a name given to generations of Mohawks who built bridges and skyscrapers in Canada and the United States. SKYWALKERS is their dramatic story. Daring and seemingly fearless, the men worked high above the ground in jobs fraught with danger. They continue to do so today. David Weitzman’s history is a compelling read accompanied by an abundance of period photographs.
SKYSCRAPERS! WITH 25 SCIENCE PROJECTS FOR KIDS by Elizabeth Schmermund

SKYSCRAPERS! WITH 25 SCIENCE PROJECTS FOR KIDS combines the history of skyscrapers with an exploration of engineering principles. Using easy to find materials and following the scientific method, children ages 7-10 can make predictions, experiment, and assess their outcomes. They’ll have fun, too!
Louis Sullivan: Creating a New American Architecture by Patrick F. Cannon

Louis Sullivan was born on September 3 in 1856. Involved with the rebuilding of Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871, Sullivan is often referred to as the father of the skyscraper. LOUIS SULLIVAN: CREATING A NEW AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE is a look at the output of the architect who famously stated, “Form ever follows function.”
----Written by Book Guide Wendy

Every building is like a person. Single and unrepeatable.
     ----Louis Sullivan
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