MARC Bibliographic Record

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100 1_ $aMackay, Donald A.
245 14 $aThe building of Manhattan /$cby Donald A. Mackay ; illustrated by the author.
250    $aFirst edition.
264 _1 $aNew York, N.Y. :$bHarper & Row,$c[1987]
264 _4 $c©1987
300    $aviii, 150 pages :$billustrations, maps ;$c31 cm
336    $atext$btxt$2rdacontent
337    $aunmediated$bn$2rdamedia
338    $avolume$bnc$2rdacarrier
504    $aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 149-150).
530    $aAlso issued online.
505 0_ $aIntroduction -- 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.
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650 _0 $aPublic works$zNew York (State)$zNew York$xHistory.
651 _0 $aManhattan (New York, N.Y.)$xHistory.
651 _0 $aNew York (N.Y.)$xBuildings, structures, etc.$xHistory.
651 _0 $aNew York (N.Y.)$xBuildings, structures, etc.$vPictorial works.
655 _7 $aIllustrated works.$2rbgenr
776 08 $iOnline version:$aMackay, Donald A.$tBuilding of Manhattan.$b1st ed.$dNew York : Harper & Row, c1987$w(OCoLC)636760723
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