Skyscraper Manual Builders' Workshop Manual

From concepts to construction methods (1884 onwards)

Skyscraper Manual Builders' Workshop Manual
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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781785211096
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It’s hard to believe that the world's first skyscraper was built in 1885 – the ten-storey Home Insurance Building in Chicago. Little more than a century later the highest skyscraper is the 163-storey Burj Khalifa in Dubai, standing 828 metres tall. By 2020, the 1,000-metre Kingdom Tower in Jeddah will take first place.

The designs are becoming more extraordinary, but behind all the steel and glass how is a skyscraper logistically constructed? The Haynes Skyscraper Manual takes the reader, be they armchair enthusiast or architect, through the fascinating process, from initial concepts through to modern-day building methods. Interspersed with intriguing facts and figures, the Skyscraper Manual is fully illustrated with stunning photographs and technical drawings.

The author

Alexandra Wynne is deputy editor of New Civil Engineer magazine. 

Dave Parker was the editor of the Tall Buildings Reference Book (Routledge) and is technical editor emeritus of New Civil Engineer magazine.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781785211096
Illustrations: 200 color & b-w photos
Size: 8.25 in x 10.625 in / 209.55 mm x 269.88 mm
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