Considering our love of the city's buildings, Gothamist's attention was directed to High Steel, a book by Jim Rasenberger about the ironworkers who built structures like the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State and Chrysler bulidings, World Trade Center, and even the Time-Warner Center. We've always marveled at how those buildings touch the sky and wondered how they get built. Rasenberger looks at the immigrants who built the earliest structures and what drives them to do such a job,

The Washington Post's review noted the iconic picture of men eating lunch on skyscraper beam, 800 feet above 6th Avenue in 1932.

Buy High Steel. And here's how skyscrapers work and how bridges work.