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The building of Manhattan

Author: Donald A Mackay
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row, ©1987.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mackay, Donald A.
Building of Manhattan.
New York : Harper & Row, c1987
(OCoLC)636760723
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Mackay
ISBN: 0060157887 9780060157883
OCLC Number: 15429548
Description: viii, 150 p. : ill., maps ; 31 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
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 --
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 detail ; The 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 solid --
Salamanders --
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 --
Topping out --
Acknowledgements --
Sources.
Responsibility: by Donald A. Mackay ; illustrated by the author.

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