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Skyscrapers : A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings -- Revised and Updated
by Judith Dupré and Adrian Smith




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A landmark bestseller that "captivates the eye, mind, and imagination," (The New York Times), Skyscrapers is a unique and colossal celebration of the world's most significant and striking super-structures.

Uniquely designed to showcase the full color images of the world's tallest buildings, Skyscrapers explores the architecture, engineering, and cultural impact of more than 60 skyline defining buildings including:

  • One World Trade Center
  • Burj Khalifa
  • The Empire State Building
  • The Shanghai World Financial Center
  • The Petronas Towers
  • Tribune Tower
  • The Shard
  • Shanghai Tower
Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative profile includes stunning photos of the building's defining features along with building plans, diagrams, historical background, and technological information.

Beginning with a fascinating interview with Adrian Smith, the master architect responsible for Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the reigning tallest building in the world at 2,717 feet (828 meters), Skyscrapers also includes in-depth looks at compelling topics in skyscraper design, including next steps in creating visionary cities of the future, and information on cutting-edge sustainable materials that help make these structures environmentally friendly.

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Overview

A landmark bestseller that "captivates the eye, mind, and imagination," (The New York Times), Skyscrapers is a unique and colossal celebration of the world's most significant and striking super-structures.

Uniquely designed to showcase the full color images of the world's tallest buildings, Skyscrapers explores the architecture, engineering, and cultural impact of more than 60 skyline defining buildings including:

  • One World Trade Center
  • Burj Khalifa
  • The Empire State Building
  • The Shanghai World Financial Center
  • The Petronas Towers
  • Tribune Tower
  • The Shard
  • Shanghai Tower
Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative profile includes stunning photos of the building's defining features along with building plans, diagrams, historical background, and technological information.

Beginning with a fascinating interview with Adrian Smith, the master architect responsible for Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the reigning tallest building in the world at 2,717 feet (828 meters), Skyscrapers also includes in-depth looks at compelling topics in skyscraper design, including next steps in creating visionary cities of the future, and information on cutting-edge sustainable materials that help make these structures environmentally friendly.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781579129422
  • ISBN-10: 1579129420
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
  • Publish Date: November 2013
  • Page Count: 176
  • Dimensions: 18.25 x 9.3 x 0.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.85 pounds


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