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Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Incorporated, 2001 - Architecture - 127 pages
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Now, bigger than ever, this long-awaited revised edition of Judith Dupré's best-selling Skyscrapers is a giant celebration of today's most significant superstructures. It features an all-new design with full-color photographs, 10 new buildings, and informative updates throughout.

Unique in scale and design, Skyscrapers explores in-depth more than 60 buildings, including One World Trade Center, Burj Dubai, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Petronas Towers, the Tribune Tower, the Lipstick Building, and the Phare Tower. This completely revised and full-color edition presents 10 new buildings, among them The Shard in London (2012, Renzo Piano), the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong (2010, Kohn Pedersen Fox), the Shanghai Tower (2014, Gensler Architects), and the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah (2018, Adrian Smith), which will be the tallest building in the world when completed.

Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative spread has photos of the featured building from various angles, building plans, diagrams, the building's historical background, and technological information.

Skyscrapers also offers additional information on such topics as the ancient roots of skyscrapers and visionary cities of the future, as well as a fascinating interview with Philip Johnson, together with other profiles. New topics include the era of the megatall building, the building of a skyscraper, and the explosive growth of skyscrapers in Dubai and China.

Also includes interview with Adrian Smith.

Praise for Skyscrapers:

"Drama. Treachery. Innovation. Massive buildings. Bigger egos. Skyscrapers has it all." -- Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

"Dupré makes the most of a century of neck-craning architecture." -- The Washington Post

"Breathtaking. Magnificent, unique, very special. Exquisite. One-of-a-kind. Well researched. Beautifully designed." -- Robert J. Bruss, Tribune Media Services

Praise for Bridges:

"Dupré captivates the eye, mind and imagination." -- The New York Times

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Review: Skyscrapers

User Review  - Greg Brozeit - Goodreads

A nice book for a Sunday afternoon read or occasional perusal. Lots of good photographs, statistical information, and anecdotal insights about the significance of each building. The information of the World Trade Center towers makes it poignant and nice to have available for future generations. Read full review

Review: Skyscrapers

User Review  - Nathan Schwartz - Goodreads

Beautiful coffee table book. I wish the organization would have been a little clearer, so that it wasn't so hard to find the largest buildings, but still very interesting and beautifully presented. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Judith Dupre is the author of the very successful follow-up to Skyscrapers, Bridges, as well as several other illustrated books, a graphic novel about New York City, a Mayan folk tale, and a book on American Indian rock art. She studied architectural history at Brown University and Hunter College, and she lectures at museums and schools throughout the country. She lives in Mamaroneck, New York.

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