Super Structures

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Penguin, Jan 6, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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This is a beautifully photographed study of the world’s most extraordinary architectural feats. Readers can explore old favorites like the Empire State Building and new wonders like Taipei 101 and the Burj Dubai (now the world’s tallest building). Architectural details, engineering miracles, and drop-dead images drive home just how incredible these monster buildings are.
 

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Contents

45 Ancient wonders
67 Modern wonders
89 Castles
1011 Neuschwanstein
1213 Building blocks
1415 Palaces
1617 Diocletians Palace
1819 Building blocks
4445 Building blocks
44
4647 Pyramids and tombs
46
4849 Terracotta Army
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5051 Building blocks
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5253 Places of worship
52
5455 Hagia Sophia
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5657 Building blocks
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5859 Transportation hubs
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2021 Skyscrapers
2225 Empire State
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2627 Building blocks
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2829 Bridges
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3031 Millau Viaduct
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3233 Building blocks
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3435 The arts
34
3637 Guggenheim
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3839 Building blocks
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4041 Towers
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4243 Petronas Towers
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6063 Moscow Underground
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6465 Building blocks
64
6667 Bizarre buildings
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6869 Leaning tower
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7071 Building blocks
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7273 Future buildings
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7475 Spaceport
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7677 Building blocks
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7879 Glossary
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80 Index Credits
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