Discusses the origins, construction, completion, uses, history, and eventual ruin and the conservation efforts for the Parthenon built in Athens, Greece.
call number/section: 726
The Romans were the greatest builders of the ancient world, and among their most impressive achievements were their vast systems of roads and aqueducts.
call number/section: 388.1
Explores the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and presents its history, background, design and its structure.
call number/section: 725
subjects: eiffel, gustave, civil engineering, buildings, technology, eiffel tower (paris, france), patriotism
A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders.
call number/section: 931
subjects: seven wonders of the world, buildings, china, cultural tourism, great wall of china (china)
Examines the history, design, and construction of Medieval castles, covering gates, rooms, and towers, castles and warfare, and the Medieval castle today.
call number/section: 728.8
Discusses the history and construction of the massive World Trade Center, daily operations, the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and the process of rebuilding it.
call number/section: 725.2
subjects: september 11 terrorist attacks, 2001, industrial buildings, terrorism, skyscrapers, new york
Discusses the Roman Colosseum including why it was built, who built it, how it was constructed, how it has been used, its closure and deterioration, and its repair and restoration.
call number/section: 945.63
Discusses the history of Shakespeare's Globe theatre, including its construction, the plays that were performed there, its financial aspects, and the reconstruction in 1995.
call number/section: 792
The Panama Canal, links the Pacific and Atlantic oceans through 44 miles of Central America, will have been open for 100 years in 2014.
call number/section: 386.44
subjects: architecture, building, engineering, construction workers, waterways, panama canal (panama), panama