Arquitectura Viva 179: New York Heights

Publisher Avisa

ISBN 02141256

Idea Code 16012

Associated in ancient times with religious legends – the Tower of Babel –, the vertical myth found a new and no less powerful version in the enormous corporate buildings of the 20th century. But in today's New York the old myth takes on an unforeseen form: that of soaring and unbelievably slender skyscrapers containing apartments with spectacular views of Central Park, and so expensive that only the global oligarchy can afford them. Cynthia Davidson identifies these new giants with a world in transformation where form no longer follows function, but finances, and explains their characteristics in an article threaded with astonishing height and budget figures.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Spanish/English


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