Skyscraper Essays

  • New York City Skyscraper

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    New York City is steeped in the history of the skyscraper. Since the completion of the 348-foot World Building in 1890, the love affair The City has had with iconic buildings has spanned over a century. With man’s desire to reach unyielding heights brought into view an ever-changing skyline. The World Building (348 feet) Since 1890, eleven structures have been cataloged as world’s tallest building. From the 1910s to the 1930s, 16 of the cities tallest buildings were built: the Woolworth, Bank of

  • Compare Burj Khalifa And Willis Tower

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    lives are improving very fast and some of these buildings are towers and skyscrapers. Willis Tower and Burj Khalifa are two of the most amazing skyscrapers on the planet. Both have their own characteristics in construction, design and technical features. This essay will compare between Burj Khalifa and Willis Tower in terms of facts, design, construction and technical features. Key Facts The most popular tower and skyscraper in the world in this period is Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa was built in

  • Chrysler Building Research Paper

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    The Chrysler Building in New York Always looking towards the stars, the people still build very high structures. Almost three times bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza the Chrysler Building is the 65th biggest skyscrapers in the world. According to the American Institute of Architects “the Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City.” It stands 319.5 meters tall and is the highest

  • Equitable Building

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    as well as drive the propagation of skyscrapers and other built forms in the city of Atlanta. Constructed in 1892, The Equitable building was the first skyscraper in Atlanta. Although only eight feet tall, it was the tallest building in Atlanta during that time, and was imposing on the surrounding structures due to its size and ornamentation. The building was designed by Burnham and Root, a Chicago-based firm who largely contributed to the form of skyscrapers in Chicago. One building that was designed

  • Evolution Of Architecture

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    architecture in the late 1890’s through the early 1900’s affected modern U.S. cities positively. Have you ever wondered how skyscrapers were designed? From an article about architecture, in New York, the Rockefeller Center was the base for the famous Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building (The Story of Architecture). The Rockefeller Center would not likely be considered a skyscraper today, but to early 1900’s standards, it was touching the sky. The beauty of architecture is it is a social art (Weis)

  • Informative Essay: The Trump Tower

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    Trump built Trump Tower in 1983, it became one of the most recognizable mixed-use skyscrapers in the world, as it is visually striking and very elegant with its sawtooth faceting. Rising 664 feet above 5th Avenue between East 56th and East 57th streets, Trump Tower was completed in 1983 as the tallest all-glass structure in Manhattan. Der Scutt, of Swanke, Hayden & Connell, designed the 58-story mixed-use skyscraper. The tower’s design was brilliantly executed with nice landscaping hosting vocal

  • RIBA Design Plan

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    The 40 x 50m detached high rise office building of 60-storey high with 3-storey basement of 14m deep is to be built in a construction site of 90 x 100m in urban area. According to the RIBA plan of works, there are several stages including preparation, design, pre-construction, construction and use. The work progress will be shown as follows. Preparation First of all .In the preparation stage, the Appraisal and Design Brief are needed. It needs to gain a full understanding of the both ‘user clients’

  • Vertical Forest

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    Vertical Forest Introduction In a world in which skyscrapers are being developed at a sky-rocket pace, all types seem pretty similar, with a glass cover and enormous height. However, a creative architect, Stefano Boeri, has brought a new idea into the world of skyscrapers: the Vertical Forest, a building with a forest that stretches to the sky. The Architect: Stefano Boeri Stefano Boeri, a well-known Italian architect, was born in Milan in 1956, graduated from Polytechnic University of Milan

  • Bayonne Bridge

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    The Bayonne Bridge is the fifth-longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion. The bridge became a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1985. Ammann, the master bridge builder and chief architect of the Port Authority, chose the steel arch design after rejecting a cantilever andsuspension design as expensive and impractical for the site, given a requirement by the Port Authority that the bridge must be able to accommodate the future

  • Manhattan In The Mirror Of Slang Analysis

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    Manhattan in the Mirror of Slang/ New York City Life and Popular Speech New York City Life and Popular Speech The hundreds, even thousands, of words and phrases of slang and other popular speech about life in New York, especially Manhattan, are a treasure trove of social and cultural history. A distinctive word culture of social life in the city flowed from the modern cycle of urban growth that started significantly in the 1840s. These words about the city, individually and taken together

  • The Spanish Colonial Revival

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    and a sense of a place, and present thoughts and creativity. Across the world, especially in the United States, there are many cities that are distinguished by its architecture and unique styles: The skyline of New York City is defined by it’s skyscrapers; San Francisco’s mixture of Victorian and modern colored houses; New Orleans’ iconic Creole townhouses; and Miami’s modernist architecture. Los Angeles, San Diego and some of the cities in the same region are no different from the previous appreciable

  • Personal Narrative: The Punta Cana Trip

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    The Punta Cana Trip In the morning I wake up around 4:00AM with the biggest excitement ever. I eat pizza because that's the first thing I saw. Then I check if I have everything I need. My grandpa drives to our house and drives us to the airport. When we arive there We all say our goodbyes to our grandpa “ Bye Grandpa ” When we walk in Everywhere long lines!! I turn to my mom and say “ do we really have to go threw all of these lines”!! She replies “ Yes honey”. Hhhhhhhhhhhh!! The first line we

  • The Negative Effects Of The Eiffel Tower

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    Humans have been building high towers and structures for hundreds of years. One of the most popular examples is the Dubai Tower, built in the Arabian Union in 2009. Its main purpose was to let the rich to relax and have a vacation there, but its height also imperils the worker’s safety. While the modern towers have been built for theses special purposes, huge and beautiful towers in the past century have provided different kinds of use for the celebration. Nevertheless, people have discovered

  • Cupcakes Persuasive Speech

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    Let Them Eat Cupcakes As famed cookbook author Anne Byrn proclaims, “When you look at a cupcake, you’ve got to smile.” A truer statement has never been spoken. Cupcakes, unlike boring, drab old cake, bring joy and happiness into the world; their cuteness and wonderfulness make the world a better place. Cupcakes should be eaten instead of cake because they are more convenient and their taste is superior to cake. One reason cupcakes are superior to cake is their convenience. Sophomore year is full

  • Skyscraper Demi Lovato Analysis

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    Part Two: Poetic Devices Poetic devices are used extensively in Demi Lovato’s song “Skyscraper.” In this song, Lovato uses personification to show her depressed feeling. For example “Skies are crying, I am watching” (line 1). Since skies don’t actually cry, this indicates that an inanimate object like skies is given a human characteristic like crying, however, this shows that Lovato is referring to rain as crying since rain represents an emotion of sadness, which explains her depressed mood, and

  • Literary Analysis Of Rem Koolhaas's Delirious New York

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    Shasivar Rada ID:02021120 Delirious New York Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan Rem Koolhaas Our role is not to retreat back to the catacombs, but to became more human in skyscraper Manhattan is the theatre for the terminal stage of western civilization...A mountain range of evidence without manifesto. Rem Koolhaas, observes and begins his retroactive manifesto, a scripted chronology of the stages of Manhattanism, its changing’s

  • The Modernist Movement Analysis

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    The start of modernism being the Pioneer Phase took place between the middle of the First World War and the crucial movements from 1929 to 1933, early 1930s being know as the International Style. Pioneer Phase is a chain of variations and individuals who took charge to the problems faced when dealing with the appropriate design that would symbolise the twentieth century. They did so by focusing on three core elements of design, architecture, graphics and furniture.(P.Greenhalgh,1990, p. 91) The Pioneer

  • American Cities In The 19th Century Essay

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    American cities also began developing great pieces of architecture such as skyscrapers and dumbbell tenements that were work places and homes for many natives and immigrants. Additionally, the arrival of immigrants of into the land of the free provided for cheap labor for employers, contributed immensely to the cities’ population and allowed for the development of new culture in the

  • Chrysler Building Analysis

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    admired Art Deco style skyscrapers in history. This essay will analyse the Chrysler Building contextually and evaluate the applicability of the theoretical features of the early Modern Movement, as described by Paul Greenhalgh, to it in an attempt to determine exactly what it is that makes the Chrysler Building the icon that it is today. Historical Background The Chrysler Building has a rich historical background from which it originates. The famous 77-story Art Deco skyscraper was constructed between

  • Romeo And Juliet

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    Romeo & Juliet Romeo and Juliet personify the passion and wistfulness of true love, yet Romeo and Juliet is not a genuine love story. Although the typical romance novel centers around the beauty and everlasting happiness that love procures, the story is alternatively wrought with conflict and sadness. Romeo and Juliet is a love story, but fails to be a genuine romance novel. A love story contains some but not all of the elements of a Romance Novel. Romeo and Juliet fail exemplify a love