The World's Greatest Modern Structures

Book - 2004
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Blackwell North Amer
SuperStructures celebrates and illustrates the most ambitious, awe-inspiring and advanced engineered structures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Every structure explored here has pushed at the boundaries of the possible by combining unsurpassed levels of functionality with an often unexpected beauty. While most of the structures featured have been completed, some are still under construction or at planning stage, offering a tantalizing glimpse of the superstructures of tomorrow.
Every one of the structures in this landmark publication attests to the genius and skill of the modern engineer and demonstrates the physical elegance, power and dynamism of the most impressive constructions of the last 100 years. This illustrated book, with more than 300 photographs and explanatory drawings, is written by Neil Parkyn, an architect with first-hand experience of working on major projects in all parts of the world. The design and evolution of each structure, and how it has challenged humankind's practical application of science and technology, are discussed. Key facts and vital statistics clarify the sheer scale of the featured structures.

Publisher: London : Merrell, 2004
ISBN: 1858942381 (hbk.)
Branch Call Number: 724.6 PAR
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 35 cm


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