Author(s): David MacAulay

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

ISBN: 0395294576

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Reading level: Ages 9-12
78 pages
September 1980

Book Description
It is not a work of nonfiction but a work of fantasy, and not the story of the making of the skyscraper but the story of the unmaking of a very particular one, the Empire State Building… The exquisite drawing style that marked Mr. Macaulay’s earlier works on architecture remains as whimsical as ever. — New York Times Book Review Booklist Editors’ Choice

Horn Book Fanfare Selection
IRA/CBC Children’s Choice

Card catalog description
This fictional account of the dismantling and removal of the Empire State Building describes the structure of a skyscraper and explains how such an edifice would be demolished.

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