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Birth of the Skyscraper

Louis Sullivan Describes the Heart and Soul of the Tall Building

by Louis H. Sullivan

In these excerpts from his most important writings, Louis Sullivan explores the cultural ideas as well as the engineering and architectural realities that led to the making of the skyscraper and America's emphasis on the tall building as a fixture of modern urban society.

Birth of the Skyscraper details:

ISBN: 978-1-937853-69-3

Words: 6,899

Pages: 15

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Tags:  Frank Lloyd Wright - Dankmar Adler - William Le Baron Jenney - Mies van der Rohe - Louis Sullivan - Skyscrapers - Chicago School - Architecture