One World Trade Center: Biography Of The Building

Hardcover | April 26, 2016

byJudith Dupré

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The behind-the-scenes story of the most extraordinary building in the world, from the bestselling author ofSkyscrapers
In this groundbreaking history, bestselling author Judith Dupré chronicles the most astonishing architectural project in memory: One World Trade Center.
The new World Trade Center represents one of the most complex collaborations in human history. Nearly every state in the nation, a dozen countries around the world, and more than 25,000 workers helped raise the tower, which consumed ninety million pounds of steel, one million square feet of glass, and enough concrete to pave a sidewalk from New York to Chicago.
With more than seventy interviews with the people most intimately involved, and unprecedented access to the building site, suppliers, and archives, Dupré unfurls the definitive story of fourteen years of conflict and controversy-and its triumphant resolution.
This fascinating, oversize book delivers new insight into the 1,776-foot-tall engineering marvel, from design and excavation through the final placement of its spire. It offers:
  • Access to the minds of world-class architects, engineers, ironworkers, and other tradespeople
  • Panoramas of New York from One World Observatory-1,268 feet above the earth
  • Dramatic cutaways that show the building's advanced structural technologies
  • A time-lapse montage showing the evolution of the sixteen-acre site
  • Chronologies tracking design, construction, and financial milestones, with rare historic photographs

It also features extensive tour of the entire Trade Center, including in-depth chapters on Two, Three, Four, and Seven World Trade Center; the National September 11 Memorial & museum; Liberty Park; St. Nicholas National Shrine; and the soaring Transportation Hub.
One World Trade Centeris the only book authorized by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and the one book necessary to understand the new World Trade Center in its totality. This is a must-have celebration of American resilience and ingenuity for all who are invested in the rebuilding of Ground Zero.
You may be surprised by what you find inside-and you will undoubtedly be inspired.

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The behind-the-scenes story of the most extraordinary building in the world, from the bestselling author ofSkyscrapersIn this groundbreaking history, bestselling author Judith Dupré chronicles the most astonishing architectural project in memory: One World Trade Center.The new World Trade Center represents one of the most complex colla...

Judith Dupré is passionate about the built enviornment. Few writers possess her breath of experience in writing about history through the lens of a single building type, whether skyscrapers, bridges, memorials, or churches. ANew York Timesbestselling author published in eleven languages, she has written books about all these subjects. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 13.25 × 9.25 × 1 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316336319

ISBN - 13:9780316336314

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE This Building!!! I Love To Read This Amazing Book!!!
Date published: 2016-11-06

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"With superb writing and awesome photography, One World Trade Center by Judith Dupré is a masterpiece of a book in every aspect."-San Francisco Book Review