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History of Tall Buildings

Tall Buildings & Urban Environment S.

Format: Hardback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, New York, United States
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Inc.,US
Published: 1st Dec 1993
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm
ISBN-10: 0070125325
ISBN-13: 9780070125322
Barcode No: 9780070125322
An examination of the cultural and technological forces that have helped shape the evolution of the modern skyscraper. This survey and analysis offers an insight into the economic, political, sociological and technological events of the last century and their influence on the creation of tall structures throughout the world. Containing rare archival photographs and hundreds of engineering drawings of towers dating back to the late 1800s (many of which are no longer standing), architects, structural engineers and architectural historians are taken on an international tour of the historic high rises of London, Germany, the United States, Latin America, China and the Middle East. In addition, this work explores such technological advancements as the use of masonry, steel, concrete and composite materials in tall-building design and construction, and fully examines the impact that the introduction of such revolutionary technologies as elevators, air conditioning and fluorescent lighting have had on the evolution of tall buildings.

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