A landmark bestseller that "captivates the eye, mind, and imagination," (The New York Times), Skyscrapers is a unique and colossal celebration of the world's most significant and striking super-structures.
Uniquely designed to showcase the full color images of the world's tallest buildings, Skyscrapers explores the architecture, engineering, and cultural impact of more than 60 skyline defining buildings including:
One World Trade Center
The Empire State Building
The Shanghai World Financial Center
The Petronas Towers
Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative profile includes stunning photos of the building's defining features along with building plans, diagrams, historical background, and technological information.
Beginning with a fascinating interview with Adrian Smith, the master architect responsible for Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the reigning tallest building in the world at 2,717 feet (828 meters), Skyscrapers also includes in-depth looks at compelling topics in skyscraper design, including next steps in creating visionary cities of the future, and information on cutting-edge sustainable materials that help make these structures environmentally friendly.
Adrian Smith is considered the foremost architect of supertall skyscrapers in the world. Formerly with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, his buildings include Burj Dubai, the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, and the Trump International Tower in Chicago, where he lives and works.
"Dupre captivates the eye, mind and imagination."—The New York Times
"Dupre makes the most of a century of neck-craning architecture."—The Washington Post
"Drama. Treachery. Innovation. Massive buildings. Bigger egos. Skyscrapers has it all."—Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
"Breathtaking. Magnificent, unique, very special. Exquisite. One-of-a-kind. Well researched. Beautifully designed."—Robert J. Bruss, Tribune Media Services