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Architect

What is this job like? Architects design houses and buildings. They plan offices and apartments. They design schools, churches, and airport terminals. Their plans involve far more than a building's …

Drafter

What is this job like? Drafters make drawings and plans. Other workers use these drawings and plans to build things. Some plans show how to make objects like toys, toasters, and machinery. Some plan…

Carpenter

What is this job like? Carpenters build many things from wood and other materials, like buildings and boats. They construct, erect, install, and repair structures and other fixtures. To do this, the…

Electrician

What is this job like? Without these workers, there would be no lights, no computers, and no TVs plugged into our walls. Electricians bring us electricity. They put in the wires that carry electrici…

Civil Engineer

What is this job like? Civil engineers design things. These might be roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, or water supply and sewage systems. They must consider many factors in their …

Automotive Mechanic

What is this job like? Automotive service technicians and mechanics fix cars or light trucks that have broken down. They must be able to figure out the source of the problem quickly and correctly. T…

Skyscraper Facts

From the father of the skyscraper to a building with a view by Karen Barss The Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France Related Links Skyscraper HistoryTallest Building TimelineWorld's Tall…

Skyscraper History

A race to the top by Karen Barss The Chrysler Building, in New York City, once the tallest building in the world Skyscrapers & Buildings Skyscra…

Landmarks of New York City

by Mark D. Hughes photos by Carol M. Highsmith The City of New York is the largest city in the United States, and home to many of the country's most famous and recognizable landmarks. …