An Architectural Type of Modern Urbanism

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Skyscrapers have been a source of fascination to the expert and layman alike since the emergence of this building type in the nineteenth century and this volume presents a selection of the most captivating examples ranging from the skyscrapers of the 1890s to contemporary projects. Following a general introduction, a large format double page is devoted to each skyscraper and crucial aspects such as construction and facade details, load-bearing structures and essential technical features are analysed in text and illustrations. Each building is documented systematically enabling the reader to compare the buildings presented. The buildings and projects in this compendium were all innovative, epoch-making buildings in their day and provide a critical overview of the developement in this type of architecture. A wealth of visual material approximately 1000 plans, photographs, technical and axonometric drawings ensure that this volume is a detailed and valuable reference work.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Birkhauser, c2000
ISBN: 9783764361303
Branch Call Number: 720.483 OVERSIZE
Characteristics: 195 pages :,illustrations ;,32 cm


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