Book Description: A large format paperback consisting of 32 pages illustrated in black and white plus a centre pull-out section in full colour to cut out and make a model "Empire State Building". Full instructions are given and children over eight should be able to construct the model with minimum adult supervision. The book covers the reasons why skyscrapers first came to be built and describes the engineering and social problems associated with them. There are details about high-life living: safety factor, lift maintenance and how the windows are cleaned. Finally, the author takes a look into the future - what other architectural flights of fancy are planned?