A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings

Book - 2013
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Now, bigger than ever, this long-awaited revised edition of Judith Dupr#65533;'s best-selling Skyscrapers is a giant celebration of today's most significant superstructures. It features an all-new design with full-color photographs, 10 new buildings, and informative updates throughout.

Unique in scale and design, Skyscrapers explores in-depth more than 60 buildings, including One World Trade Center, Burj Dubai, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Petronas Towers, the Tribune Tower, the Lipstick Building, and the Phare Tower. This completely revised and full-color edition presents 10 new buildings, among them The Shard in London (2012, Renzo Piano), the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong (2010, Kohn Pedersen Fox), the Shanghai Tower (2014, Gensler Architects), and the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah (2018, Adrian Smith), which will be the tallest building in the world when completed.

Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative spread has photos of the featured building from various angles, building plans, diagrams, the building's historical background, and technological information.

Skyscrapers also offers additional information on such topics as the ancient roots of skyscrapers and visionary cities of the future, as well as a fascinating interview with Philip Johnson, together with other profiles. New topics include the era of the megatall building, the building of a skyscraper, and the explosive growth of skyscrapers in Dubai and China.

Also includes interview with Adrian Smith.

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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