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Building Big Skyscrapers DVD

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Mfr # WG32269

Price: $20.50

Building Big Skyscrapers DVD

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  • Award-winning author, illustrator and storyteller David Macaulay traces the amazing stories of skyscrapers
  • From France’s Gothic Cathedrals to Malaysia’s record breaking Petronas Towers, the DVD introduces courageous creators, recounts little known history and reveals super-sized triumphs through film footage and dramatic recreation
  • Meet Gustave Eiffel, whose experience as a bridge builder produced one of the world's most famous towers
  • View rare footage of the Empire State Building's construction, and learn what drove one of the building's contractors to a nervous breakdown
  • Learn how design flaws in New York's Citicorp Center could have led to the greatest skyscraper catastrophe in history
  • Activities includes instructions for students to build a mini-skyscraper using only newspaper, a few books and an electric fan
  • Special DVD features include: materials and activities for educators, scene selections and closed captions
  • 65 minute run-time, recommended for grades 6-8