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Great Building Stories of the Past

Greek.1902.Persai.The Persae.Edited with introd., notes, and a map by A.O. Prickard.

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        StatementOxford University Press
        PublishersOxford University Press
        LC ClassificationsOctober 18, 2001
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 95 p. :
        Number of Pages44
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 100199107831

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5-inch steel rods, but the real issue lay in the change from a single set of hanger rods threaded through the upper walkways to a double-rod system that was anchored to the upper walkways themselves, adding immense and undue stress. The main body of work was finished in 1272, and services started immediately. The girders, though, were only one-third the height of the originally proposed trusses. Their stories end in massive success, but all of them are rooted in failure.

He loves to look at the pictures of famous building projects throughout history and I love to use the book as a read-aloud to introduce him to various ancient and modern civilizations. The cornerstone was laid on July 4 with upwards of 20,000 people in attendance including President James K.