Constructed in 11 months, the Empire State Building was a marvel of modern engineering. Its frame rose more than a story a day--no comparable building since has managed that rate of ascent. In "Building the Empire State", a rediscovered 1930s notebook charts the construction of this crowning achievement. Illustrations.

Building the Empire State 2007, W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN-13: 9780393732313

Trade paperback

Building the Empire State 1998, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393730302