cover image Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Elizabeth Mann. Mikaya Press, $19.95 (40pp) ISBN 978-1-931414-06-7

Young history and architecture buffs may appreciate the detailed information presented in Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies by Elizabeth Mann, illus. by Alan Witschonke, the latest in the Wonders of the World series. Mann delineates the origins of the building, beginning with the business partnership between Al Smith and John Raskob. Well- labeled illustrations offer further explanations of the numerous columns, piers and other structural elements that combine to create this majestic skyscraper.