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Год издания: 2006
Since the last collaboration between The Images Publishing Group and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in 1998, the bar has been raised in spectacular fashion. Just eight years ago, the tallest buildings were the 1483-foot Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Today, the tallest building is the striking TAIPEI 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, at 1667 feet, and the future lies with the Burj Dubai, currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with an astonishing projected height of more than 2300 feet. Since the skyscraper's humble beginnings as a 10-story building in Chicago, more than 100 years ago, the super-tall building has been a source of wonder for the layman, and of inspiration, innovation, and fierce competition for architects, engineers, contractors, and the countless others involved with the complex challenge of constructing increasingly higher buildings. Originally built predominantly as stand-alone office buildings, super-tall...