One of the most widely recognized icons of modern technology, the skyscraper is not only a marvel of engineering, but also a testament to man's unending quest for aesthetic excellence. This illuminating volume provides an in-depth look at some of the world's nost important skyscrapers. Today's masters of the sktscraper are freer than ever before from the constraints of style and construction technology, resulting in some of history's most imaginative, innovative buildings. With new advances in engineering, we may, indeed, be heading toward a second Golden Age of skyscrapers.
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