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1) skyscraper. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The form originated in the United States. 1 Development of the FormMany mechanical and structural developments in the last quarter of the 19th cent. contributed to...

2) Bunshaft, Gordon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Owings and Merrill, Bunshaft was responsible for Lever House, New York City's first glass curtain-wall skyscraper (1952), which has been widely imitated. Among his...

3) Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Werkbund Housing Exposition at Stuttgart. His German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exposition (1929; recently reerected) was heralded for its sumptuous...

4) Burnham, Daniel Hudson. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American architect and city planner b. Henderson, N.Y., d. Heidelberg, Germany. He was trained in architects' offices in Chicago. With John W. Root he established...

5) Empire State Building. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Empire State Building, in central Manhattan, New York City, on Fifth Ave. between 33d St. and 34th St. It was designed by the firm of Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon and...

6) Gilbert, Cass. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in Europe. In 1880 he entered the employ of McKim, Mead, and White, New York City, and three years later opened his own...

7) Sears Tower. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sears Tower, Chicago, the world's second tallest building. Until the opening of the 1,483-ft (452-m) Petronas Towers (1997) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it was the...

8) Jenney, William Le Baron. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...William Le Baron, 1832-1907, American engineer and architect, b. Fairhaven, Mass. He studied at Harvard Scientific School and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Later he learned...

9) Sullivan, Louis Henry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Louis Henry, 1856-1924, American architect, b. Boston, studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He was of great importance...

10) modern architecture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Western countries in the decade after World War I. It was based on the "rational" use of modern materials, the principles of functionalist planning, and the rejection...

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