High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built The World’s Greatest Skyline

Tue, Apr 20, 200418:30:00

High Steel is the stirring epic of these men and of the icons they built — and are building still. Shifting between past and present, Jim Rasenberger travels back to the earliest iron bridges and buildings of the nineteenth century; to the triumph of the Brooklyn Bridge and the 1907 tragedy of the Quebec Bridge, where seventy-five ironworkers, including thirty-three Mohawks, lost their lives in an instant; through New York’s skyscraper boom of the late 1920s, when ironworkers were hailed as “industrial age heroes.” All the while, Rasenberger documents the lives of several contemporary ironworkers raising steel on a twenty-first-century skyscraper, the Time Warner building in New York City.

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