Several major industrialists facilitated the growth of industry in America. These individuals, including Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford, were responsible for building industries that employed many people and provided commodities necessary for life in the United States.
Bank tellers help people take care of their money. Long ago, bank tellers did most of their work by hand. Today, computers make their work faster and easier. There are even machines called Automatic Teller Machines, or ATMs. Although convenient, ATMs cannot replace bank tellers.
Store clerks help people shop. Many years ago, stores were smaller and store clerks had to perform most of the jobs in the store. Today, stores are larger and usually employ several store clerks to help. Store clerks today must know how to use computers to do their jobs.
At the stroke of midnight on February 2, 1913, Grand Central Terminal opened for business in New York City. At the time, it was the largest and most luxurious station in the world. Throughout the day, more than 150,000 people pushed through its shiny doors. They gasped at the building’s size, beauty, and technological wonders. After seeing it, a reporter called it “the greatest station, of any type, in the world.” Grand Central Terminal traces the incredible story of one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in the United States. The book describes how the massive train station was built and how it utilized smart design and cutting-edge technology to accommodate millions of travelers. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story. Grand Central Terminal is part of Bearport’s American Places series.
On May 10, 2013, the final section of One World Trade Center’s 408-foot spire was set in place. The 1,776-foot building had officially become the tallest in the Western Hemisphere! For many Americans, the majestic skyscraper was a beacon of hope after the 9/11 tragedy and captured President Barack Obama’s words: “We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger!” One World Trade Center: The Freedom Tower traces the incredible story of a structure that divided New Yorkers before bringing them together. The book describes how the skyscraper was designed and built, story by story. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story. One World Trade Center: The Freedom Tower is part of Bearport’s American Places series.
In 1930, anyone walking down Fifth Avenue in the middle of New York City would have seen an incredible sight. A forest of giant steel beams rose hundreds of feet into the sky. Thousands of men stood on the beams cutting, drilling, and hammering. The workers were constructing the Empire State Building—the tallest skyscraper the world had ever seen. The Empire State Building traces the incredible story of the 102-story skyscraper, starting with the dream of two wealthy businessmen and ending with the completion of the awe-inspiring building. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to excite even the most reluctant readers.
On January 5, 1933, hundreds of workers began building a huge orange bridge in California. Braving strong currents and chilly waters, divers dove deep underwater to blast away rock to help construct the bridge’s two huge towers. Other workers risked their lives climbing to dizzying heights to install iron cables that stretched the length of the bridge. The workers pushed themselves to the extreme to complete one of the most magnificent suspension bridges in the world—The Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge traces the incredible story of the landmark, starting with the idea for the huge suspension bridge and ending with the unveiling of the massive structure. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to engage even the most reluctant readers