© Rudolph E. Greco, Jr.
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from a picture by Kristina McGuigan, Grade 8, St. Joan of Arc School
|"Architecture is both an art and a science. To build a structure, you must know how to make a plan. You have to decide how the building is to be used. You must pick a spot to build on and decide where the front will be. You have to know how wide and how tall it will be. You have to choose the material from which it will be made. Should you use wood or stone or glass or steel or plastic? Maybe you should use concrete? Perhaps you should use all of these things in different places? A building must be strong enough to last for many years in all kinds of weather."|
|Picture by How-Yi Cua, Grade 8, I.S. 145||From Jackson Heights: From Ice Age to Space Age|
|"The buildings in Jackson Heights are not boring. Each block is different. Big apartment houses are mixed with smaller private houses. Nearly every building here is beautiful. There are lots of special windows, doors, roofs and decorations like flowers, animals, statues and designs. The architects of Jackson Heights used many different styles, from places like Italy, England, France and Spain. Although most of our buildings use brick, they still don't look alike. Our brick is of many colors, such as red, brown, gray or yellow. Some bricks are smooth and some are rough. Some of the brickwork is plain and some is fancy with special designs or patterns. If you look carefully, you will notice all these things."|
|From Jackson Heights: From Ice Age to Space Age||Picture by Garth Henry, Grade 7, I.S. 145|
|"Our beautiful buildings of every different size, shape and color are filled with beautiful people of every different size, shape and color. This makes Jackson Heights a very special place: a landmark."|
|Picture by Fanny Chuqui (Grade 8, I.S. 145)||From Jackson Heights: From Ice Age to Space Age|
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