The American Skyscraper:
Cultural Histories

Tue, Oct 18, 2005

Historian of American Architecture and Urbanism, and editor of The American Skyscraper: Cultural Histories, Roberta Moudry discusses the concepts behind the anthology, which looks at the multiple dimensions of the skyscraper in an urban American landscape. Focusing on New York and Chicago between 1870 and 1960, the studies in this volume address aspects of the skyscraper through an array of disciplines, including planning and public policy, art and architectural history, labor and business history, and American studies.