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SKYSCRAPERS
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Definitions

  1. Skyscrapers is a book that sticks out way past the knees and says, "Hey, look again." --Sara Nickerson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. (Web site)
  2. Skyscrapers is a photographic and anecdotal tour of the world's most admired skyscrapers.
  3. Skyscrapers are frequently featured in films for their impressive appearance and potent symbolism. (Web site)
  4. Skyscrapers are built by people optimistic about the future.
  5. Skyscrapers are suitable for capital---s center: Arch.

Skyscraper

  1. In particular, the problem of bringing and keeping water on the upper floors is an important constraint in the design of skyscrapers. (Web site)
  2. A cluster of skyscrapers is a very impressive and often beautiful sight from a distance.
  3. Numerous supertall skyscrapers are in various stages of proposal, planning, or construction. (Web site)
  4. Skyscrapers and other large landmarks also feature prominently in disaster movies, where they are destroyed as a show of the power of nature or invaders. (Web site)
  5. I've always been a great fan of skyscrapers. (Web site)

Tower

  1. New Tower of Babel (Metropolis) - chief among the gothic skyscrapers of Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927). (Web site)
  2. Habitability separates skyscrapers from towers and masts.

Building

  1. Architecture Pictures: World's Tallest Buildings The skyscrapers in this photo gallery are the tallest of the tall. (Web site)
  2. Skyscrapers have narrow building cores that require stabilization to prevent collapse. (Web site)
  3. Book Description SKYSCRAPERS is a lavish and appropriately soaring celebration of the world's most spectacular buildings.
  4. But this unique size makes sense for a book filled with photos of the world's major skyscrapers and tallest buildings.
  5. This site is a showcase for the Tallest Skyscrapers in the world. (Web site)

World

  1. This book does full-scale justice to the beautiful black-and-white photographs of some of the world's most famous skyscrapers.
  2. Fascinating and entertaining text and magnificent, towering, full-page photographs of 50 of the world's most innovative, stunning, and lofty skyscrapers. (Web site)
  3. Immediately after World War II, the Soviet Union planned eight massive skyscrapers dubbed " Stalin Towers " for Moscow; seven of these were eventually built. (Web site)

York

  1. Most early skyscrapers emerged in the land-strapped areas of Chicago, London, and New York toward the end of the 19th century. (Web site)
  2. Today, a crescent of new skyscrapers fills the horizon, including a copy of New York City's Chrysler Building. (Web site)
  3. New York City Skyscrapers This website is a study of New York City's most striking architectural entities, its high-rise buildings.

Tall

  1. They are present in all tall buildings including the world's tallest skyscrapers with significant structural, mechanical and aesthetics concerns. (Web site)
  2. It was a wonderful inspiration to make a "tall, narrow" book of pictures of skyscrapers. (Web site)
  3. With tall distinctive skyscrapers, these panoramic images show how skyscrapers are able to affect, define and transform cities into skylines.
  4. The public is welcomed to submit papers that will be published on the All About Skyscrapers website and Tall Buildings Magazine.
  5. Building Big - This site explains the construction process of tall buildings and covers facts of a collection of skyscrapers across the world. (Web site)

Elevators

  1. Ironically, while the invention of elevators had made skyscrapers possible, elevators were thought to limit how high skyscrapers could go. (Web site)
  2. The development of elevators allowed easy access for taller buildings and skyscrapers, without elevators the modern skyscrapper would never have existed.

Chrysler Building

  1. Building Big Television series on building bridges, tunnels, dams, skyscrapers and domes. (Web site)
  2. The Chrysler Building's distinctive profile has inspired similar skyscrapers worldwide, including One Liberty Place in Philadelphia. (Web site)
  3. Elsewhere, shorter buildings are still sometimes referred to as skyscrapers if they appear to dominate their surroundings.
  4. Some of the most famous skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building (above), came out of this era. (Web site)
  5. Players have to save the planet from mayhem and destruction in urban areas with 3D cityscapes, big destructible buildings, skyscrapers and alien formations.

Stories

  1. Three stories underground, this basement boarding house is a world away from the skyscrapers above.
  2. Anything that were unusually tall was given the name " Skyscraper." The first skyscrapers were only ten to twelve stories high.

Architecture

  1. Chicago has some of the finest mid-century architecture and examples of modern skyscrapers.
  2. Skyscrapers Architecture Great height buildings, constructed on a steel skeleton.

Highrises

  1. All skyscrapers are highrises, but only the tallest highrises are skyscrapers.
  2. The number of skyscrapers in Hong Kong will continue to increase due to a prolonged highrise building boom in Hong Kong.

List

  1. This is a list of actual skyscrapers that have a noticeable role as themselves in films, sorted by chronological building order. (Web site)
  2. For current rankings of skyscrapers by height, see List of skyscrapers. (Web site)
  3. With 14 post-modern and individualistic skyscrapers over 200 meters, Houston is only beaten by the top 5 cities on this list in that category.

United

  1. Term "tower" is often used in names of skyscrapers, especially in United States. (Web site)
  2. The United Kingdom also had its share of early skyscrapers. (Web site)
  3. Other large cities which are currently experiencing major building booms in skyscrapers include Shanghai in China and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Tokyo

  1. They could stand alongside skyscrapers in the middle of Tokyo or Los Angeles, if a Delaware company has its way.
  2. Cities sprouted modern skyscrapers, epitomized by Tokyo 's crowded skyline, reflecting a total assimilation and transformation of modern Western forms.

London

  1. There's room for both our London heritage buildings and modern skyscrapers. (Web site)
  2. But there are concerns that the spate of new skyscrapers will crowd out historic views of the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament. (Web site)

Reinforced Concrete

  1. Today, however, many of the tallest skyscrapers are built more or less entirely with reinforced concrete. (Web site)
  2. The crucial developments for modern skyscrapers were steel, glass, reinforced concrete, water pumps, and elevators. (Web site)

Judith

  1. It's called Skyscrapers by Judith Dupre, and it's an interesting coffee table book. (Web site)
  2. Product Description From Amazon.com At first glance, Judith Dupré's Skyscrapers might appear to be just another coffee-table prop. (Web site)

Began

  1. The rest of Europe also slowly began to permit skyscrapers, starting with Madrid in Spain during the 1950s. (Web site)
  2. Finally, skyscrapers also began to appear in Africa, the Middle East and Oceania (mainly Australia) from the late 1950s and the early 1960s. (Web site)

Skyscrapers

  1. In fact there have been relatively few such takeovers, and few if any U.S. skyscrapers were ever actually named after Japanese corporations. (Web site)
  2. Conversely, designers of the recent postmodern -style skyscrapers strive to mask the vents and other mechanical elements in clever and ingenious ways. (Web site)
  3. Organized chronologically, this is not a comprehensive guide but a selective survey: 50 of the most "significant" skyscrapers of the last century.
  4. On another level, the book provides an easy-to-read history, introducing the architects, builders and corporate clients who made the skyscrapers happen.
  5. Pumps and storage tanks maintain water pressure at the top of skyscrapers. (Web site)

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