The Heights

The Heights

Anatomy of A Skyscraper

Book - 2013
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A graphic tour through the inner workings of modern skyscrapers explains how they operate and how sophisticated networks of technologies and utilities are possible within their complex structures.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013, c2011
ISBN: 9780143124085
Branch Call Number: 720.483 Asc
Characteristics: 207 p. : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Design Language (Design studio)


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Sep 09, 2016

Explained the timeline building a skyscraper, how it work, technological limits based on type & materials & how many support people needed to maintain it.
Interesting stuff on elevator, air conditioning, alternate energy system within building to be less drain on power supply to how much spread out land needed to equal 1.3 square foot mixed use skyscraper.
Wright's 1 mile high building could be built, but it would make no economic or commercial sense.

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