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The Structure of Skyscrapers in America 1871-1900

19 January 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Organized by: Skyscraper Museum
Venue: The Skyscraper Museum, Virtual
39 Battery Place
New York
10280

In this new book, The Structure of Skyscrapers in America, 1871–1900, historian and structural engineer Donald Friedman presents a thorough history of the development of high-rise buildings, not only in New York and Chicago but across the country in the last decades of the nineteenth century. Providing a rich historical context for the emergence of the skyscraper, he details the range of the technical aspects of the construction of this new building type.