9780060004354-0060004355-High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built the World's Greatest Skyline, 1881 to the Present

High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built the World's Greatest Skyline, 1881 to the Present

ISBN-13: 9780060004354
ISBN-10: 0060004355
Author: Rasenberger, Jim
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780060004354
ISBN-10: 0060004355
Author: Rasenberger, Jim
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rasenberger, Jim wrote High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built the World's Greatest Skyline, 1881 to the Present comprising 400 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0060004355 and 9780060004354. Since then High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built the World's Greatest Skyline, 1881 to the Present textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers.

From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York city ironwork, and up through the present, High Steel follows the trajectory of careers inextricably linked to both great accomplishment and catastrophic disaster.

The personal stories reveal the lives of ironworkers and the dangers they face as they walk across the windswept, swaying summits of tomorrow's skyscrapers, balanced on steel girders sometimes only six inches wide. Rasenberger explores both the greatest accomplishments of ironwork—the vaulting bridges and towers that define America's skyline—and the deadliest disasters, such as the Quebec Bridge Collapse of 1907, when 75 ironworkers, including 33 Mohawk Indians, fell to their deaths. High Steel is an accessible, thrilling, and vertiginous portrait of the lives of some of our most brave yet unrecognized men.

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