Unbuilding (Hardcover)

By David Macaulay

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780395294574, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1980

List Price: 19.00*
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This fictional account of the dismantling and removal of the Empire State Building describes the structure of a skyscraper and explains how such an edifice would be demolished.

Praise For Unbuilding

"It is not a work of nonfiction but a work of fantasy, and not the story of the making of the skyscraper but the story of the unmaking of a very particular one, the Empire State Building . . . The exquisite drawing style that marked Mr. Macaulay's earlier works on architecture remains as whimsical as ever." The New York Times