This detailed yet compact guide to understanding skyscrapers - from the earliest steel-framed Chicago high-rises to the most recent Manhattan super-tall condominium. The scope of the book is deliberately broad, with a thematic first section that describes the skyscraper's historical evolution from the first "tall" buildings to rise at the end of the 19th century, followed by a geographical second section. Conceptual chapters introduce advancements in engineering and materials and explore the skyscraper's role in fueling our imaginations through different modes of cultural expression.
- Paperback - 5.25" x 6.5"
- 256 pages