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The Sears Tower, Chicago

Author: Bosie Vincent; Jane Gerber; Electric Sky (Firm)
Publisher: Brighton, England : Electric sky, 2008.
Series: Art and architecture in video; Vertical City
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Still the tallest tower in the US - as well as the tallest building in the world for 25 years - the $175 million Sears Tower broke boundaries in not only height but design and construction when it was completed in 1973. But building the tallest building in the world brings its own logistical headaches - and the crippling cost of funding an iconic tower can take its toll.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bosie Vincent; Jane Gerber; Electric Sky (Firm)
OCLC Number: 898206578
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (28 min.).
Contents: Chicago's Skyline and the Sears Tower (2:57) --
Post-1871 Building Models (1:32) --
Building Developments: Steel and Plate Glass (2:11) --
Sears Tower: Unique Design Structure (2:02) --
Skyscraper: Economics Dictates Building Shape (2:25) --
Interior of Sears Tower (2:12) --
Exterior of Sears Tower Bombarded by Weather Elements (2:02) --
Economic Necessities of Skyscrapers (2:20) --
Successful Strategies to Market Building Space (3:30) --
Exterior Cleaning of Sears Tower (2:12) --
Skyscraper From a Bygone Era (1:54)
Series Title: Art and architecture in video; Vertical City
Other Titles: Vertical City, Episode 9 : The Sears Tower, Chicago
Responsibility: by Bosie Vincent.

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Still the tallest tower in the US - as well as the tallest building in the world for 25 years - the $175 million Sears Tower broke boundaries in not only height but design and construction when it was completed in 1973. But building the tallest building in the world brings its own logistical headaches - and the crippling cost of funding an iconic tower can take its toll.

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