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Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers

A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings -- Revised and Updated

A landmark bestseller, Skyscrapers is the unique colossal celebration of the world’s most significant and striking super-structures that “captivates the eye, mind and imagination,” writes The New York Times.

Uniquely designed to showcase the full color images of these tall buildings, Skyscrapers explores the architecture, engineering, and cultural impact of more than 60 skyline defining buildings, including One World Trade Center, Burj Dubai, the Empire State Building, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Petronas Towers, the Tribune Tower, the Shard, and the Shanghai Tower.

Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative profile has stunning photos of the defining features, building plans, diagrams, the historical background, and technological information.

Opening with a fascinating interview with master architect, Adrian Smith, Skyscrapers also includes in-depth looks at compelling topics in skyscraper design, including visionary cities and cutting-edge materials that help make these structures green.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Architecture / History

On Sale: November 5th 2013

Price: $29.99 / $38.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 176

ISBN-13: 9781579129422

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Praise

"Dupr? captivates the eye, mind and imagination."—The New York Times
"Dupr? makes the most of a century of neck-craning architecture."—The Washington Post
"Drama. Treachery. Innovation. Massive buildings. Bigger egos. Skyscrapers has it all."—Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
"Breathtaking. Magnificent, unique, very special. Exquisite. One-of-a-kind. Well researched. Beautifully designed."—Robert J. Bruss, Tribune Media Services
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