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  1. The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
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  2. The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Kate Ascher
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9781594203039
Edition
Unknown
ISBN
1594203032
Label
Penguin Press
Manufacturer
Penguin Press
MPN
9781594203039
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
208
PartNumber
9781594203039
PublicationDate
2011-11-10
Publisher
Penguin Press
ReleaseDate
2011-11-10
Studio
Penguin Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Most of us have go in and out of tall buildings on a regular basis. These buildings are so well made, we rarely think about the complex systems that come together in order to build and maintain them. In "The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper", Kate Ascher takes us on a layman's tour of these complicated structures.

Ascher begins by telling us about the history of Skyscrapers and the design issues architects and engineers need to address before building them. Such important issues as zoning and the underlying ecomomic issues that drive construction are also covered. Although these details are important, what really makes "The Heights" such a pleasure to read is when Ascher starts detailing the steps required to raise a Skyscraper. Detailed illustrations accompany her descriptions of such interesting things as the installion of glass curtain walls and the pumping of concrete to building tops. Granted, elevator design and the functioning of air handling units is not... Read more
I bought this book for my Dad at Christmas. He loves to know how things work. The book is filled with large specific illustrations as well as a ton of information. My Dad is still enjoying it and quoting parts of it over dinner 3 months later. Although I have not personally read it as of yet, I still would highly recommend it.
Ordered this book for my daughter who had just moved to Jersey City, across the Hudson from Manhattan. She grew up in a village and educated her way to the big city with a new job she started in October. The book arrived very quickly and in excellent shape. Everybody in the family wants to read it!
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