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Birth of the Skyscraper

American History Architecture

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. Sullivan is the key link between nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture and moreover between two worldviews. 

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

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