5 edition of Constructing the modern skyscraper found in the catalog.
Constructing the modern skyscraper
Benjamin Sitton Flowers
by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||NA6232 .F66 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009004272|
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It emerged in the first half of the 20th century and became dominant after World War II until the s Country: International. The Origin of the Skyscraper † The Home Insurance Building in Chicago (completed in ): this was the first building to have a core of metal embedded in the masonry (see Figure 1).
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[ edit ] Early skyscrapers Although only 5 storeys tall, the Oriel Chambers in Liverpool, built inwas the first building in the world to use an iron frame and glass curtain wall.