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Chrysler Building

(Encyclopedia) Chrysler Building, in midtown Manhattan, New York City, at Lexington Ave. between 42d and 43d St. The ultimate art deco -style skyscraper , it was…

art deco

(Encyclopedia) art deco ärt dĕkō´; är dākō´, ärt [key] or art moderne är môdĕrn´, ärt [key], term that designates a style of design that originated in French luxury goods…

Johnson, Philip Cortelyou

(Encyclopedia) Johnson, Philip Cortelyou, 1906–2005, American architect, museum curator, and historian, b. Cleveland, grad. Harvard Univ. (B.A., 1927). One of the first Americans to…

skyscraper

(Encyclopedia) skyscraper, modern building of great height, constructed on a steel skeleton. The form originated in the United States. Development of the Form Many…

The History of Skyscrapers

A race to the top by Karen Barss The Chrysler Building, in New York City, once the tallest building in the world The John Hancock Tower, in Boston, Massachusetts Skyscrapers &…

Fun Facts About Skyscrapers

From the father of the skyscraper to a building with a view by Karen Barss The Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France The Empire State Building, in New York City The Sears Tower, in…

Tallest Buildings Timeline

When and how high they have been built by Beth Rowen and Catherine McNiff 1890 New York World Building, New York City (309 feet, the number of stories is disputed, but figures…

New York

(Encyclopedia) New York, city (1990 pop. 7,322,564), land area 304.8 sq mi (789.4 sq km), SE N.Y., largest city in the United States and one of the largest in the world, on New York Bay…

Tallest Buildings in History

The Question: Historically, what have been the world's tallest buildings? The Answer: Before getting to the list, let's define our terms. By…

Tallest Buildings in the United States

Below is a list of the tallest buildings in the United States by height. Also included is date of completion and the number of stories in each structure. Building, City…