THE SKYSCRAPER by Yen Liang

THE SKYSCRAPER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here's an opening wedge into comprehension of city planning, for the pre-school child of the city. Few small town or rural area children would find meaningful the conception of a depressed area, miraculously transformed by an architect and his aides into a modern wonderland. Yen Liang, himself an architect, presents a crowded tenement section of a sprawling old city as a place of cluttered darkness where no tree grows, and children have no place to play. Then the citizens wake up; the architects, the engineers, the bankers, the builders, the workmen and their machines come together, and in place of the crowded houses comes a hole in the ground, then a giant building -- a skyscraper- leaving lots of room for parks and playgrounds and the sun.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1958
Publisher: Lippincott