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The Rise of Iron- and Steel-Framed Buildings

Lecture no. 18 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

The Rise of Iron- and Steel-Framed Buildings

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

How did iron and steel revolutionize building design? Find out in this trip back to late 18th- and early 19th-century Europe and America, where iron-framed structures—such as sheds at England's Chatham Dockyard, New York City's Equitable Life Insurance Building, and Chicago's First Leiter Building—would set the stage for modern skyscrapers.

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