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Author Rasenberger, Jim.
Title High steel : the daring men who built the world's greatest skyline / Jim Rasenberger.
Published New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2004.
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 Reading Room  TH139 .R37 2004    IN LIBRARY
 Generously Provided By: Robert and Maureen GohstandReading Room Bookplate Image 
Edition 1st ed.
Description 376 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-354) and index.
Contents Prologue: Of Steel and Men 1 -- Part I The Hole -- Part II The Bridge -- Part III The Fall.
Summary "High Steel is the stirring epic of men and of the icons they built - and are building still. Shifting between past and present, Jim Rasenberger travels back to the earliest iron bridges and buildings of the nineteenth century; to the triumph of the Brooklyn Bridge and the 1907 tragedy of the Quebec Bridge, where seventy-five ironworkers, including thirty-three Mohawks, lost their lives in an instant; through New York's skyscraper boom of the late 1920s, when ironworkers were hailed as "industrial age heroes." All the while Rasenberger documents the lives of several contemporary ironworkers raising steel on a twenty-first-century skyscraper, the Time Warner building in New York City."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Structural steel workers -- United States -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Building, Iron and steel -- History.
Collection Title Robert and Maureen Gohstand Reading Room Collection.
ISBN 0060004347
OCLC number 52520621