Art 101 Assignment 9 11-28-17.docx

Now like i said in the beginning this video was very

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paramount to the success of the building standing for a very long time. Now like I said in the beginning this video was very dated one of the things that I will always remember is that the “expert” said the economics will stop bigger buildings, this clearly isn’t the case there is a building in Saudi Arabia going up that will be close to 5/8 of mile in the air. We are inching closer to the prediction that we could go a mile in the air if people were willing to wait that long in an elevator. I think personally I love the fact that I could live so high that I have to call down to my doorman to see if it is raining. That was a quote from the film that I loved. They said any size building can be done and I cannot wait to see where we are going. The video also said engineers are fallible so eventually somebody will push it too far. But until then we will see some of the most amazing buildings in the world built in all sorts of different places. The History of the Skyscraper goes as follows, “over the last 100 years buildings have gotten taller and taller as more and more people are trying to get onto the same land”. In Northern Italy, there is a town called San Gimignano, there are more than 70 towers here dating to the 14 th and 15 th centuries. These are the first towers built by men trying to outdo other men. Funny how that practice still exists today. We also had the Great Pyramids who were the tallest buildings on earth for a very long time. But these buildings were not skyscrapers. They didn’t fit the requirements for what is a skyscraper. “It’s a macho thing”, “tall girls are better than short fat girls” (That is not my opinion, that is just what is said in the film). Skyscraper engineering began in Chicago just over a hundred and ten years ago, right after the great fire of 1871. The fire actually gave the people of Chicago a chance to start over and rebuild and reimagine how they could build buildings up. Because during fire the wood buildings went first but the iron building caught fire and burnt as well. Within weeks of the fire Chicago was already rebuilding. The
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masonry technique was put away, with its tallest masonry building reaching sixteen stories. With
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  • Fall '17
  • Amanda G. Chao
  • Empire State building, Chrysler Building, Skyscraper

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