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Designing the Citigroup Skyscraper

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In this video segment, adapted from Thinking Big, Building Small, narrator David Macaulay and structural engineer William LeMessurier explain the set of problems LeMessurier ...

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Building Big: "Thinking Big, Building Small"

This resource was adapted from Building Big: "Thinking Big, Building Small."


Adapted from Building Big: "Thinking Big, Building Small". Footage courtesy of ABC News, Architectural Record, Corbis, Getty Images, and Leo Daly.

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