The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2013 - Architecture - 207 pages
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A gorgeous graphic tour of the inner workings of skyscrapers?from the author of The Works

Indispensable and unforgettable, The Heights is the ultimate guide to the way skyscrapers work?from the bases of their foundations to the peaks of their spires. With skyscrapers becoming essential elements of urban life, there has never been a greater need for understanding and embracing these complex structures. Using innovative illustrations to tackle the vast complexity of these buildings, The Heights explores with remarkable insight every aspect of designing, building, and maintaining a modern skyscraper, as well as the individuals who build and maintain these architectural cathedrals. In the process, The Heights provides a remarkable snapshot of urban life at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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While the Heights is not nearly as captivating as Anatomy of a City, Kate Ascher's illustrations and comprehensive research still shine through. The Heights is a beautiful book that covers not only ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

While the Heights is not nearly as captivating as Anatomy of a City, Kate Ascher's illustrations and comprehensive research still shine through. The Heights is a beautiful book that covers not only ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Kate Ascher is the author of The Works: Anatomy of a City. She serves on the faculty of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and manages Happold Consulting's U.S. practice. She lives in New York City.

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