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  • Essay On Skyscrapers

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    Skyscrapers are the symbols of urbanization and provided a great advantage to the industrial revolution. As the working class flocked to the cities in pursuit of a higher paying work, the cities themselves grew. Eventually, as the cities grew larger, there was no room to expand horizontally, so we stretched vertically. More space was needed to hold the large machines used often in factories of the industrial revolution. Scyscrapers also changed architecture, the view of cities, and the thought of

  • Skyscraper and Sears Tower

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    skyscraper architecture "" The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. Benny Louie Humanity 450 Dr. Maureen Schmid 17 May 1999 The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. In our modern society, the architectural design of skyscrapers is changing the downtown landscape of metropolitan areas. Due to the change of

  • Skyscrapers Of New York Building

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    Skyscrapers in New York started in the early 30’s and they are  fascinating to observed. This is not due to the fact of how enormous they are, it is nonetheless due to the structure and support that they need to have. Every 10 years after the buildings started to become skyscrapers, there was always a new building labeled as the “Tallest building in NYC”. An example of this is the Pan Am building; it construction started in 1960 and took three years to be completed. When the Pan Am building was completed

  • Why Do Skyscrapers Spontaneously Combust?

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    In April of 2012, the Al Tayer tower in Sharjah, UAE burst into flames, crumbled and crashed to the ground flatter than a pancake. This was one of over 1,000 fires in Dubai with unknown causes; many of these fires were in skyscrapers. The Al Tayer tower was not the last time such an incident occurred either. In November 2012, the Tamweel Tower in Dubai followed suit, and then the Al Hafeet tower in April 2013. Luckily, there were few casualties, but in all three cases, the entire tower was engulfed

  • Short Story : The Skyscraper In Flames

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    The Skyscraper in Flames It was a blazing hot day in New York, and 9-year-old Will and his brothers had just arrived. The long trip from Colorado had worn them out. Sitting in a train on a hot, sweaty day wasn't their idea of fun, but that was exactly what they had done. While their parents had to go to work they went to see their cousins for a week. Will, however, thought that going to the brand-new water park was the solution to all of their problems. "Come on! Let's go

  • A History of New York City Skyscrapers (with Bibliography) Essay examples

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    A History of New York City Skyscrapers Whenever anyone thinks of New York City one of the first things that come to mind is the tall extravagant skyscrapers located in this city. Since the late nineteenth century New York has been home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. For many tourists that come to New York City, the first thing they want to see is the skyscrapers of Manhattan. One of the first skyscrapers built in New York City was the World Building, which many people know

  • What Is Skyscrapers

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    Skyscrapers Skyscrapers are the result of modernisation and advanced thinking of human being beyond its limits. They are not only a piece of beauty but also a landmark, a historic place and for some people, skyscrapers are no less than wonders. What is a Skyscraper ? Skyscraper is a tall, continuous, habitable building with many floors usually more than 60 that can be used for residential, commercial or office use. Although, there is no proper definition of skyscrapers in dictionary or civil engineering

  • Comparison Of The Chrysler Building And The Seagram Building

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    the similarities as well as the differences between the two. Today I want to discuss these differences as well as the similarities and go into greater detail on why these buildings are significant. The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper that was built during one of the most severe economic downturns in this country's history. The building was finished in the year 1930 and is located in New York City. The Chrysler Building was constructed using stainless steel over an exposed building

  • The American Architectural Firm Skidmore

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    1936, the American architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) is one of the most successful and innovate firms to focus on high-end commercial building and lead the paradigm of the use of the modern international, or "glass box" style of skyscraper. Since its inception, the firm has designed and built several of the world's largest buildings including the John Hancock Center (1969), the Sears Tower (1973) and the Burj Khalifa (2010), currently the world's tallest building. The company has

  • The Importance Of Skyscrapers

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    Towering skyscrapers providing offices for businesses, bridges that let people drive miles over water, and houses providing people shelter every day. All these structures affect people every day; and like all great ideas, it had to be planned. Without a plan for these ideas, how else would it be known how to build these great structures. And with the population growing we need more people to design new homes, businesses and other structures. Architecture is a major career that requires essential