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