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The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper


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A gorgeous graphic tour of the inner workings of skyscrapers—from the author of The Works

Indispensable and unforgettable, The Heights is the ultimate guide to the way skyscrapers work—from the bases of their foundations to the peaks of their spires. With skyscrapers becoming essential elements of urban life, there has never been a greater need for understanding and embracing these complex structures. Using innovative illustrations to tackle the vast complexity of these buildings, The Heights explores with remarkable insight every aspect of designing, building, and maintaining a modern skyscraper, as well as the individuals who build and maintain these architectural cathedrals. In the process, The Heights provides a remarkable snapshot of urban life at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Kate Ascher is the author of The Works: Anatomy of a City. She serves on the faculty of Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and manages Happold Consultings U.S. practice. She lives in New York City.

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Ascher, Kate
Penguin Books
Construction & Construction Trades
Construction - General
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Paperback / softback
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Grade Level:
from 12
4-color throughout
11 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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