Rise of the New York Skyscraper

By Sarah Bradford Landau, Carl W. Condit,

Book cover of Rise of the New York Skyscraper: 1865-1913

Book description

A chronicle of the history of New York's first skyscrapers. It challenges the conventional wisdom that it was in Chicago, not in New York, that the skyscraper was born.

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1 author picked Rise of the New York Skyscraper as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is an amazingly detailed chronicle of the history of New York architecture and engineering that led to the birth and growth of the New York skyline. Carl Condit was one of the 20th century’s best scholars on the history of building technology, architecture, and transportation. Landau and Condit have deep-dived into archives and historical documents to uncover how the first skyscrapers were built.

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