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Skyscrapers Structure and Design

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ISBN-10: 0300106793

ISBN-13: 9780300106794

Edition: 2005

Authors: Matthew Wells

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Skyscrapers, ever taller, astound us with their immensity and beauty. Despite the challenges associated with their design and safety, there is continued growth in the size and number of tall buildings being built around the world. In this fascinating book, Matthew Wells, a practicing structural engineer, explains the principles behind the construction of skyscrapers and the ways they are designed to withstand such forces as earthquakes, high winds, and fire. Beginning with a concise architectural and cultural history of the skyscraper, Wells then offers thirty case studies of high profile buildings recently builtnbsp; or under construction by some of the world’s most renowned architectural…    
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/11/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 8.75" wide x 12.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Matthew Wells is a practicing structural engineer and author of "30 Bridges "(2002).