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Designing the Citigroup Skyscraper

In this video segment, adapted from Thinking Big, Building Small, narrator David Macaulay and structural engineer William LeMessurier explain the set of problems LeMessurier faced when designing the Citigroup Center over a church and the engineering solutions that led to this marvelous addition to the New York City skyline. This resource is useful for introducing components of Engineering Design (ETS) from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to grades 3-8 students.

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

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