An Introduction to Skycrapers and Their Architects

Author: Didier Cornille

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Age range: 10 - 13 years

Size: 18,5 x 26,5 x 1,4 cms

Pages: 84

Illustracions: Color

Cover: Hardcover

Publication date: September 2014

ISBN: English 9781616892708


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1889 - The Eiffel Tower: A Tower Made only of Iron - Gustave Eiffel

1895 - The Prudential (Guaranty) Building: An Artistic Skyscraper - Louis Sullivan

1930 - The Chrysler Building: A Celebration of the Automobile - William van Alen

1958 - The Seagram Building: A Simple and Elegant Tower - Mies van der Rohe

1969 - John Hancock Center: A City Reaching to the Sky - Fazlur Rahman Khan

1992 - Menara Mesiniaga: A Bioclimatic Tower - Ken Yeang

2005 - The Torre Agbar: A Festive Tower - Jean Nouvel

2010 - Burj Khalifa: The Tallest Tower in the World - Adrian Devaun Smith

Nothing in the built world captures the imagination like the skyscraper. Behind every soaring tower stands a designer with courageous vision and enough engineering know-how to pull off incredible feats of architectural derring-do. Who Built That? Skyscrapers is a colorful tour of the world's tallest buildings and the larger-than-life personalities who built them. Beginning with a brief biographical sketch of each architect, illustrator Didier Cornille imaginatively depicts the construction of eight of the world's most impressive skyscrapers. From Gustave Eiffel's Eiffel Tower (1889) in Paris and Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building (1958) in New York City to the tallest man-made structure in the world, Adrian Smith's Burj Khalifa (2010) in Dubai, this primer will introduce readers of all ages to new heights of architectural wonder.

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