How Did They Build That? Series (4 Titles)

How Did They Build That? Series (4 Titles)


How Did They Build That? is a book series about some of the world’s unique buildings. Like the people inside them, buildings often have their own stories to tell. Explore amazing world-class structures such as One World Trade Center, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Burj Khalifa, and The Bird’s Nest, and discover their histories, architecture, and place in each culture. Open these picture-filled books for a stroll through some of the world’s most interesting buildings.

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Burj Khalifa

View Product | ISBN: 9781629205588 | $8.95 | Paperback

Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai, is the tallest building in the world. It is 2,722 feet tall and has 163 floors. There are thousands of homes within it, as well as hotels for visitors. People can live and enjoy themselves without ever having to leave the building. There are stores, restaurants, a lake, a forest, play areas, and an observation deck at the very top from which people can look down at the whole city from above. Read more to learn how and why Burj Khalifa was built.


Guggenheim Museum

View Product | ISBN: 9781629205649 | $8.95 | Paperback

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is much more than a place to house fine art and treasures. With its beautiful design of curving metal, sparkling glass, and soaring windows, the building itself is a treasure. Located on the banks of the Nervión River in Bilbao, Spain, the museum looks like a silver ship gliding on the water. Readers will learn how the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was created, what materials were used, and how long it took to construct this masterpiece.


The Bird's Nest

View Product | ISBN: 9781629205618 | $8.95 | Paperback

The Bird’s Nest in Beijing, China, is not your average bird’s nest. It is made of steel and can hold nearly 90,000 people. Made for the 2008 Summer Olympics, this building is just as exciting as the sports games played within it. Since the Olympics, the Bird’s Nest has continued to be a popular attraction for visitors. Read more to learn how this “nest” was created, how long it took to build it, and what it is being used for today.


One World Trade Center

View Product | ISBN: 9781629205557 | $8.95 | Paperback

At 1,792 feet tall, New York City’s One World Trade Center is the tallest building in America. It has more than 100 floors, a grand lobby, world-class restaurants, and lots of office space for workers. The building is also open to visitors, who can ride the elevator all the way to the top to view New York from above. Built in memory of the fallen Americans of 9/11, One World Trade Center is an important landmark for the United States. Read more to learn how it was built and what its uses are.




  • Introduces students to the impact of infrastructure on cultures and communities around the world
  • Helps readers improve informational text comprehension
  • Provides opportunities to explore different potential career paths

Key features:

  • Fun facts to support learning in subject areas such as math, science, art, economics, and social studies
  • Exciting visuals to help support diverse learning styles
  • Primary sources such as photos to engage students in a personal way
  • Glossary to build student vocabulary

How Did They Build That?
How Did They Build That? is a book series for curious readers who would like to know how some of the world’s greatest buildings were made.

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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