Skyscrapers

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Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Incorporated, 2001 - Architecture - 127 pages
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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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User 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

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User Review  - EJ Matze - Goodreads

quote This magnificent tour presents a fascinating look at fifty of the greatest skyscrapers in the world. Breathtaking photographs capture details often missed by the naked eye; architectural ... Read full review

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Philip Johnson served as the first Director of Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932. In the seven decades since then, Johnson has designed some of America's landmarks, most notably his own home, the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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