How do skyscrapers get built? How do we know what pieces go where? Kids will learn about the construction process in a reading of Susan L. Roth’s “Hard Hat Area.” This story follows a girl, Kristen, as she discovers the tools, planning, and teamwork needed to build TALL! After the read-aloud, we’ll put our skills to the test and attempt to build our own skyscrapers! Teamwork, determination, and lots of tape will be key!
Founded in 1996, The Skyscraper Museum is a private, not-for-profit, educational corporation devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, the museum celebrates the city's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs, and publications, the museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence.