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Author: Terence Riley; Guy Nordenson; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Museum of Modern Art : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by D.A.P., ©2003.
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"Since the first skyscraper was erected over a century ago, tall buildings have intrigued people everywhere. Today, they are so commonplace that it is difficult to imagine the modern landscape without them. But skyscrapers are more than icons of the twentieth century; they continue to evolve and fulfill the rapidly changing technological, spatial, and aesthetic needs of the contemporary urban landscape and culture.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nordenson, Guy.
Tall buildings.
New York : Museum of Modern Art ; London : Thames & Hudson, 2003
(OCoLC)603965225
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Riley; Guy Nordenson; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0870700952 9780870700958
OCLC Number: 56414863
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at MoMA QNS, July 16-Sept. 27, 2004, organized by Terence Riley and Guy Nordenson.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / Glenn D. Lowry --
Preface / Terence Riley --
Tall building as metaphor / Guy Nordenson --
Projects / Tina di Carlo, Terence Riley, Guy Nordenson, Bevin Cline --
Edificio Manantiales, Santiago --
Monte Laa PORR Towers, Vienna --
Max Reinhardt Haus, Berlin --
Elephant and Castle Eco Towers, London --
Electricité de France (EDF) headquarters, Paris --
Landmark lofts, New York --
Arcos Bosques Corporativo, Mexico City --
Fifth Avenue and Forty-second Stre Tower, New York --
30 St. Mary Axe, London --
New York Times headquarters, New York --
Turning Torso, Malmö --
Industrialized Housing System, Korea --
122 Leadenhall Street, London --
Central Chinese Television (CCTV) Tower, Beijing --
Highcliff and The Summit, Hong Kong --
JR Ueno Railway Station redevelopment, Tokyo --
London Bridge Tower, London --
World Trade Center, New York --
New York Times headquarters, New York --
Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai --
Togok (XL Towers), Seoul --
Kowloon Station Tower, Hong Kong --
World Trade Center, New York --
World Trade Center, New York --
7 South Dearborn, Chicago --
Appendix --
Acknowledgments --
Photograph credits --
Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art.
Responsibility: preface by Terence Riley ; essay by Guy Nordenson.

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"Since the first skyscraper was erected over a century ago, tall buildings have intrigued people everywhere. Today, they are so commonplace that it is difficult to imagine the modern landscape without them. But skyscrapers are more than icons of the twentieth century; they continue to evolve and fulfill the rapidly changing technological, spatial, and aesthetic needs of the contemporary urban landscape and culture. This volume explores how the genre is being redefined for the twenty-first century, by presenting a critical review of the current state of tall buildings, discussing up-to-the-minute structural inventions, programmatic innovations as well as social, urban, and ecological implications."--Jacket.

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