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Skyscraper Rivals Hardcover – December 1, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-1568982441 ISBN-10: 1568982445 Edition: 1st

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Carol Willis is founding director of the Skyscraper Museum in New York City.

Daniel M. Abramson is an assistant professor of art history at Tufts University who has written extensively on another financial structure, John Soane's Bank of England.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (December 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568982445
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568982441
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 12.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,507,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 12, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Coincidentally, I also am in Somerville, MA. I happened upon this only because it was displayed prominently in a local Cambridge institution in Harvard Square on top of a stack of new architecture and art books that I passed by just browsing. I probably buy more computer-related books (not many at all) than architecture these days, but after looking through this I easily decided to buy it then and there. Two buildings I never previously knew existed, but are richly and lovingly documented (right down to the oddball uniforms the staff had to wear during that period in time). Equal parts historical reference and architectural anthology of the two structures. It currently occupies the top shelf of my living room bookcase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Daniel Abramson is a first-class writer who beautifully handles a large and interesting subject. Hundreds of photos make the book highly accessible. The text perfectly complements the photographs. Outstanding.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shannon Deason on May 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
What a wonderful book, the vintage black and white photos are amazing. I found this book so interesting, I had no idea about this wonderful story. I recommend this book on so many levels. If you enjoy great vintage photos, interesting history, and New York..all of which I do. This books makes you appreciate the beauty of Art Deco skyscrapers and makes you sad that the more modern buildings don't even compare. I commend the authors on reviving this wonderful history and for providing wonderful vintage photos of a more stylish past.
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By Robert J. Hall on January 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I had become fascinated with the lower Manhattan skyscrapers on a walking tour of the area, and wanted to learn more about them. This book has great photos of important Wall St. skyscrapers, and also information about the owners, architects, tenants, inside ornamentation, etc. Really a fine book.
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By Robert W. Bilkie on February 9, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was hoping there would be far more construction pictures than what was provided. Glad i waited for the price to come down.
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