Meticulously accurate line drawings and fascinating text trace Manhattan's growth from a tiny Dutch outpost to the commercial, financial, and cultural heart of the world. This book explains construction above and below ground, including excavating subway lines and building bridges and skyscrapers. Hundreds of illustrations reveal intricate details of construction techniques.
Donald Mackay spent years researching and illustrating this book, observing new buildings under construction and interviewing engineers, architects, and contractors. In addition, he has illustrated many children's books and created architectural drawings for National Geographic.