A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings

Book - 2013
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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.

Publisher: New York :, Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781579129422
Characteristics: 176 pages : colour illustrations ; 46 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Adrian


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Oct 13, 2017

And, just like a rock-hard phallus, standing firm and erect (and pointing straight up to the heavens) - Skyscrapers are, without question, a monumental symbol representing (through architecture) man's highest praise to Priapus, the Greek god who personified the dominating, procreative power of the human male.

Lavishly padded with impressive photography - This revised edition of "Skyscrapers" explores (the world over) the history of more than 60 of man's most structurally phallic erections that are true architectural and engineering wonders (from the past 125 years) of steel, stone, and glass.

*Note* - This is an oversized book.

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