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Constructing the modern skyscraper
Benjamin Sitton Flowers

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Constructing the modern skyscraper
the politics and power of building New York City in the twentieth century
Benjamin Flowers.

Published 2009 by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Narratives of the built environment : architecture, ideology, and skyscrapers
Pt. I. The Empire State Building : the setback skyscraper, the great Depression, and American modernism. Ch. 1. Building, money, and power
Ch. 2. Setback skyscrapers and American architectural development
Ch. 3. Capital nightmares
Ch. 4. The politics of American architecture in the 1930s
Pt. II. The Seagram Building : the ascension of the international style and a somber monument to corporate authority. Ch. 5. Architecture culture into the 1950s
Ch. 6. Clients and architect
Ch. 7. Gangland's grip on business
Ch. 8. Modern architecture and corporate America in the 1950s
Pt. III. The World Trade Center : urban renewal, global capitalism, and regeneration through violence. Ch. 9. Regeneration through violence
Ch. 10. The rhetoric and reality of urban renewal
Ch. 11. Cathedrals of commerce
Conclusion. Into the future
Epilogue
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
720/.483097471
Library of Congress
NA6232 .F66 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23057410M
ISBN 13
9780812241846
LC Control Number
2009004272
Library Thing
9132011
Goodreads
7067954

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