The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper

The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper


By (author) Kate Ascher

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 14mm | 760g
  • Publication date: 5 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0143124080
  • ISBN 13: 9780143124085
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 268,182

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Modern skyscrapers function as small cities, with infrastructure not unlike that hidden beneath the streets. Exploring the interconnected systems that make life liveable in the sky, Ascher examines skyscrapers from around the world to learn how these structures operate.

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Author information

Kate Ascher is the author of "The Works: Anatomy of a City." She serves on the faculty of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and manages Happold Consulting's U.S. practice. She lives in New York City.