There's also a terrific book by David Macaulay called Unbuilding
, which breaks down a skyscraper's construction step by step from the top down, and it has possibly the best illustrations ever made for explaining skyscraper construction. Macaulay has another great book called Building Big
that goes into how many large structures are made, including skyscrapers.
They may be intended for younger readers, but they contain extraordinarily useful information that even the Watusi might find enlightening, since he seems at a loss for good one-stop resources for this kind of content.