Skyscrapers is a lavish and appropriately soaring celebration of the world's most spectacular buildings.
From the ancient Lighthouse at Alexandria to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from the Empire State Building to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the 50 buildings represented in this magnificent book leap off the page in words and more than 200 rich, duotone images. This unique volume includes facts-at-a-glance for each building, visual comparisons of heights, and quotes from a variety of architects and experts--all accompanying stunning full-page photos of each structure.
"An eye-popping shelf-scraper...an elevating experience." -Gene Shalit, "Today"
"Breathtaking. Magnificent. Unique. Very special. Exquisite. One-of-a-kind. Well researched. Beautifully designed." -Robert J. Bruss, Tribune Media Services
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Review: SkyscrapersUser Review - 'helen' - Goodreads
nice overview of skyscrapers built in the 20th century (for the most part). this book is a bit spooky as it is a pre-9/11 edition, so the world trade center still towers on its pages. Read full review
Review: SkyscrapersUser Review - Ritva S - Goodreads
The shape of this book definitely does justice to the incredible buildings. It's not up-to-date, since Taipei 101 and Burj Dubai are not mentioned. The show goes on, even if a few buildings come crumbling down every once in a while. Read full review