10 Cool Cutaway Illustrations


Vintage illustration of "How an Office Building Works," showing a cutaway view of a skyscraper including all of the various activities and elements of a 1950s skyscraper both above and below ground, including: executive and worker offices, conference rooms, elevator banks and shafts, the street view with retail stores and pedestrians, parking areas, physical plant, mailroom, hair salon, library, laundry, cafeteria and subway. Screen print.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.