Monday, November 18, 2013


After bridges, we spent an entire week on skyscrapers, as this was another area I knew the children had great interest. And who can blame them? Tall towers are just amazing!
Seb has always loved the Burj Khalifa, and has been drawing it ever since he was a small(er) guy! The picture on our left is another version of the Burj Khalifa, this one in a whirling sandstorm.

He still builds it regularly with blocks, too.

It's such a beautiful building! It would be amazing to see it in person.

Anyway, here are some resources we found for our skyscraper week.

This looks fun, but we didn't have the materials for it. 

We considered doing this to-scale city skyline too, but ran out of time. I think we may do it another time, as images like this and this are something the boys really enjoy poring over.

We watched this documentary about Dubai---dramatic in kind of a funny way, but interesting :)

This is fun---it shows the window-washing robot that washes the windows of the Sears (now Willis) Tower.

I loved this article, about the progress on the new World Trade Center (called One World Trade Center) in New York City. You can see a time-lapse video of its construction, too.

This is a documentary about the construction of One World Trade Center. Inspiring.

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