Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Skyscrapers [Hardcover]

Andres Lepik
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.

Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Hardcover, September 2004 --  
Paperback --  
There is a newer edition of this item:
Skyscrapers Skyscrapers 4.8 out of 5 stars (5)
Out of Print--Limited Availability

Book Description

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.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

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.

Product Details

  • 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)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Presentation September 30, 2004
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book with lots of pictures February 18, 2009
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!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent April 13, 2010
By Briar
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars a must for fans of skyscrapers February 24, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting survey of the past, present and future March 6, 2005
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category