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Skyscrapers [Hardcover]

Andres Lepik
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September 2004 3791331558 978-3791331553
Few buildings rivet our attention like skyscrapers. As the race to build higher and higher continues, these symbols of success and economic power dominate and reshape urban skylines across the globe. Opening with Chicago's Reliance Building, built in 1894, and closing with plans for the Freedom Tower, which will be built on the site of the World Trade Center, eye-catching two to four page spreads in this up-to-date and comprehensive volume capture fifty of the world's most important skyscrapers. Each building is breathtakingly photographed, and an accompanying text offers intriguing historical details, notes on construction, and engineering feats. Tracing the evolution of these magnificent structures, "Skyscrapers illustrates their significance not only in architectural history, but also as a reflection of humankind's most competitive and optimistic urges.


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Andres Lepik is a curator of contemporary architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing (September 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791331558
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791331553
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 9.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,332,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Presentation September 30, 2004
Format:Hardcover
The book starts with an interesting history of skyscrapers, then goes into details of 50 skyscrapers from the past 100 years. Each skyscraper has 2-4 pages, including large photographs. I was a little disappointed that the 2IFC tower in Hong Kong was not included, but happy to see Taipei 101. An excellent touch was to add 6 upcoming skyscrapers, like London's Shard of Glass and the amazing CCTV headquarters in Beijing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book with lots of pictures February 18, 2009
Format:Hardcover
I was looking for something with lots of pictures. Also something that was up to date & not too technical. This book was perfect. It's the 2008 edition but has images of the buildings in planning at the moment. I would recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent April 13, 2010
By Briar
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great book, up to date, bought for my nephew (14 years old), he loves it, even though he is a little young to study in detail. Good for aficionados and people in construction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for fans of skyscrapers February 24, 2010
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this is a great book for people who love skyscrapers it is detailed and informative and has great pictures the best thing is it covers not only the u.s. skyscrapers but buildings world wide very interesting and highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting survey of the past, present and future March 6, 2005
Format:Hardcover
Andres Lepik's Skyscrapers is an oversized presentation fitting to its subject of skyscrapers, providing tall full-page photos of technological monuments to accompany discussions of major world skyscraper icons and their backgrounds. An exciting survey of the past, present and future, Lepik's Skyscrapers earns a place in any serious architectural library.
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