Skyscrapers: Inside and Out
This fascinating narrative gets under the skin of the world's tallest buildings! How many people are involved in creating a skyscraper? What environmental factors come into play? What does it take for a skyscraper to function? All these questions and more will be answered as we visit the skyscrapers from New York to Malaysia to China. Students will gain a deeper understanding of skyscrapers and how they shape our world.
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