Great Modern Structures: 100 Years of Engineering Genius

Great Modern Structures: 100 Years of Engineering Genius

by David Littlefield, Will Jones


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People still speak of the Seven Wonders of the World, even though only one of them (the Pyramids) still stands. But the modern world offers architectural and engineering wonders that put ancient efforts to shame. This is a technically detailed compendium of more than 70 of them, from the Millau Viaduct in France (supported by concrete columns taller than the Eiffel Tower) to the 2.5-mile-long Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan. It is a celebration of the superlative-the tallest, widest, and most spectacular feats of modern engineering and architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844428144
Publisher: Carlton Books
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 12.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Littlefield regularly contributes to such periodicals as Building Design, Blueprint Design Week, and the RIBA Journal. He is the author of Modern Architecture: London.
Will Jones regularly contributes to newspapers, magazines, and books, including Dwell and Architecture, RA Magazine, Financial Times, and Cathedral: an Illustrated Guide.

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