The Great Skyscraper Race
Lecture no. 19 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures
Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
The human aspiration to build upward reaches its climax with the skyscraper. Learn the story behind America's "great skyscraper race" and the increasingly sophisticated buildings it produced. Among the structural masterpieces you examine in depth are the Wainwright Building, the Chrysler Building, the Willis Tower, and the World Trade Center towers.